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Old 08-26-2009, 01:41 PM   #1
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Engine Build Tips

I'm doing things backwards from a lot of guys, I'm building the engine up first.

But I wanted a few tips from those who have been there.

Here is what I am starting with 1984 Z28 305 4bbl, 700R4.

I want to build up a 350 to replace the 305. I want to keep it naturally aspirated, carb, regular gas but have some respectable strip times.

What cam/intake/carb/piston/ignition combos do you suggest? My goal is to get close to the 300hp mark.

I've built a number of engines but they have all been stock replacements. This will be my first real HP engine.
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Old 08-28-2009, 03:54 AM   #2
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depends on how far you want to take it, my engine is was bored out to a 355 wtih a LT1 crank & Rods, with a LF cam. afr 195 65 CC heads upgraded springs & what have you.

you also have to make sure if you are doing a crab or a computer.
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:08 AM   #3
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why sell yourself short at 300hp?

whats ur budget?
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:52 PM   #4
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Have a look at the GM performance catalog and take a look at the crate motors. Should give you some ideas in terms of heads, cam specs, compression, HP, etc....as well as price.

Good place to start.
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