Originally Posted by F-BIRD'88
Or you can do a simple cylinder head swap to a low cr 76+cc home ported low buck 920-441-487 GM smogger head (people throw these out too)
and bolt on a 177 weiand blower. 550+hp on your near stock short block, cast pistons and all, with that lunati cam. A fraction of the cost of your "real motor" Because the engine compression ratio will be a low 7.5:1 (80cc heads -15cc stock dished pistons) and combustion is always under control the cast pistons never get into trouble.
The stock short block will take silly silly power as long as combustion is controlled and normal.
That's actually the current plan and what I'm saving up for. The used motor I picked up I'm going to go with some cheapish forged slugs, stock crank and rods, arp through out, and find a set of heads cheap and bolt on a blower....likely take some gear out of it due to the giant torque curve and go run 11's for very little cash......but for now, I'm going to use that lunati you listed, I priced it today and shipped to my door I'm looking at 440$ taxes in with lifters....so that kinda sucks lol....but I know there are some places I can't cheap out on. I hope to hell cam and converter with a 275 drag radial gets me a 12 anything lol....then I will spray it into a high 11 and be happy as a pig in sht...!