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Old 10-22-2007, 05:03 AM
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what should i use

i have a chevy c-10 with a stock 350 nothing speacial in that area but i do have a TH400 with a 2400 stall and a shift kit and i was wondering what would be best for an engine (im not sure where to place this in "engine" or "tranny" forum) i have a choice between a 396 stroker or making my 350 into a 383 stroker i would like power but i know since its a truck too much power could be a bad thing so i was wondering what i should use to get great performance and a good daily driver if you have any other questions feel free to ask thank you for your help
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If it is a real daily driver; cubic inches is your enemy as far as gas mileage.

I've got 2 old chevy trucks; one is a 63 suburban with stock 400 sbc w/HEI, TH350, 2.76 gear & Quadrajet.

The other is a 66 3/4 ton pickup 4WD, 350 w/edelbrock & points ignition, Th400, 3.21 gear.

The 4wd gets better mileage than the 2wd suburban

I should not use the term "better" as they both are gas hogs and I don't use either one unless I need to haul something.

Edit; I also have a good 396 from a factory 69 c-10, but I'll probably never use it due to the rising fuel costs.
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If it is a real daily driver; cubic inches is your enemy as far as gas mileage.

I've got 2 old chevy trucks; one is a 63 suburban with stock 400 sbc w/HEI, TH350, 2.76 gear & Quadrajet.

The other is a 66 3/4 ton pickup 4WD, 350 w/edelbrock & points ignition, Th400, 3.21 gear.

The 4wd gets better mileage than the 2wd suburban

I should not use the term "better" as they both are gas hogs and I don't use either one unless I need to haul something.

Edit; I also have a good 396 from a factory 69 c-10, but I'll probably never use it due to the rising fuel costs.
well the cost of gas doesnt bother me too much i guess im asking if a 396 stroker is too much power for a c-10 to be able to put to the ground efficiently because i dont have the many for anything really speacial i do know i have a 86 suburban with 4.40 gears in it and i and going to swap out the rearend with that when i chose my engine
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which one

I like the cubic inch's. But are you going to be able to get any performance engine to "stick" the horsepower to the ground with this truck?
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I like the cubic inch's. But are you going to be able to get any performance engine to "stick" the horsepower to the ground with this truck?
well thats what im asking i know my truck will be light in the back as is all trucks but with my tranny set up would a larger engine be a good choice i can always get better rubber for my truck
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