10-05-2006 10:00 PM #1
The best built 350 4 bolt main, oil pan to carb?
I've got bare block 350 4 b.m .030 over going in 1980 monza. trans 350 turbo, rear end 10 bolt posi 3.73 or 4.11. build an engine that will just shit and get with nos adjustable h.p boost 150max. bare cast heads.
Build me a monster motor for 2000.00 dollars.
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You should spend half of that money on heads. Don't worry about the NOS so you can save money using hypereutectic pistons and maybe a cast crank. Aim for 9.5-10:1 compression and put in a cam with an advertized duration in the high 270 degree to 280 degree range. Aim for a redline less than 6500 to keep the budget down.
How fast can you spin a cast crank?
I you can get any tracation you will blow the rear end out very quickly.Originally Posted by crmonzav8
I you really want a monster engine you will have to spend a lot more than $2,000.
The best built 350 4 bolt main, oil pan to carb?Originally Posted by crmonzav8
Two Thousand Dollars?????
All 2 grand will get you is a decent rebuild on that 350. It won't even scratch the surface of what your title aludes too...
Buy a crate motor and stuff it in there. More then enough power for the Monza and it WILL sh!t & git...
If money is the root of all evil... Women must be the fertilizer...
Link to my BAD AST Build Thread:
Good call.Originally Posted by astroracer
383 kit ,vortec heads ,rpm air gap and extreme energy cam and call it done.
Destroke it ,to loose bottom end, spend money on crank ,rods and pistons, valve gear,spin it to the moon.There are about 400 diferent combos,you need to know what you want out of this deal?street racin ,drag racin,road course,tire melter,high speed pull?
|Its gunna take longer than u thought and its gunna cost more too(plan ahead!)|
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Last edited by DennyW; 03-12-2007 at 10:53 PM.
This may cost a little bit more than $2,000 or a lot more.Originally Posted by shawnlee28
Wow, I havent put together an engine for $2000 (or less) for
over 15 years!!!......
A guy can pretty easily build a good running motor for under 2000 dollars. Vizard shows you how to build a GOOD DEPENDABLE motor for under 500 dollars. It's possible to build a strong motor for under 2 grand but a MONSTER is a different story. I learned that the hard way. I thought, "$2500 is a good budget to build a strong street motor out of." Now, 6 months and nearly $3000 dollars later, I have another $1000 to spend in top end parts (head machining, carburator, intake, headers, ect) and I've got about $1000 to spend on the rearend to set it up /w a 4.11 and posi.
My point is: building a strong motor will reflect on the rest of your car. By that I mean, a ground thundering engine will require a "bulletproof" tranny and rearend if you ever actually plant your back tires. Would be a shame to go for your first launch with a brand new motor and lose because you spit the axle out the side of your car.
Last edited by Hopper111; 10-06-2006 at 02:02 PM.
You might want to check the date on you Vizard book.L.O.L.Originally Posted by Hopper111
no sir, there's a combination in Vizards "How to build max performance chevy small blocks on a budget" that runs just under $500 dollars. Sure, it's low HP low compression, but it's dependable and makes good enough vacuum. NOTICE THAT I SAID GOOD, DEPENDABLE. NOT GOOD AND POWERFUL. Anyway, i'm not gonna argue because this post is about high performance 350, not everyday driver 350. there's a huge price difference. Factory spec rebuilt = rings, bearings, gaskets and minimal machining. That's not that hard to do under $500. I may be slightly off on the price figure, its been months since i've read the book and i'm currently at work. but 500 seems about right for what the motor offered.
Last edited by Hopper111; 10-06-2006 at 03:48 PM.
I believe that's where I went to Tank school.
So why did you make this ludicrous post??? Are you serious??? That's not that hard to do under $500 ??? When was the last time you bought parts or had any machine work done???Originally Posted by Hopper111
thanks guys for all the replies.i know theres really no right answer, but all of you made valid points. many ways to go just picking right way to go about it.
thank you ,