I recommend a 1.8T, they nevaa loose
I was just wondering how easy it would be to get a good amount of power out of a chevy 350 but nothing too wild. All I want is something that will snap your head back on the street and run maybe 12-14 sec on the drag strip. In my 78 k10 which is pretty heavy. Im also thinking about making it 2wd with a decent stance. Kind of like a little rat rod / hot rod kinda thing. I know you can do all the bolt on stuff, but how much power would that add, and what is generally the next step as far as internals? Also would I have to change anything else to support any light mods? Thanks in advance. Any help at all is appreciated!
Also, best off-the-shelf heads for a small block are Air Flow Research (AFR). They're aluminum, really good flow numbers, can be bought pre-P&Pd.
Talk to a company called Camcraft in North Carolina (used to be here where I live). They do custom grinds based on heads, intake, displacement, etc. The guy is a genius. Used to cut cams for NASCAR East, and cuts for a lot of big-time tractor pull teams.
Here's my recommendation: buy a 400 SBC, get it bored .030, get a good set of aluminum heads and run 11:1 compression (edge of pump gas with ali heads on a small-block), use good bottom end components and get it balanced, run a roller cam. You'll build an honest 500 hp on the combo I'm discussing (I dyno'd over 500 wheel on a similar setup but 11.5:1 with cast heads and a 50/50 fuel blend of 93 and 100 from the local Sunoco). I also spin it 7500, but I've got a good crank and rods, and sent it to another excellent local guy (House of Balance) before assembling everything.
Last edited by 71camaro; 05-02-2012 at 12:53 AM.
edlebrock top end kit on a 327 made our 1980 malibu run a best 11.80s
add a bottle to it and you should be able to get that heavy thing into the 11s
355 with a good set of heads (afr/dart pro1s etc) intake, cam, and carb will make over 400hp
If you want to get really crazy you can start looking into the 18/15* or sb2 stuff - but now we are talking 10k motor +
Make it three yards mother****er and we'll have an automobile race