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Thread: Stock 400 sbc build

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    Monty87 is offline CHR Junior sMember Visit my Photo Gallery
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    Stock 400 sbc build


    I have a 1987 monte Carlo ss with a stock 400sb in it. Was looking for some advise on a budget build. Want to up the hp and torque and make it a quick street car but also maintain some of its drivability.

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    Car Year, Make, Model: 69 nomad, 73 charger, 74 vega

    How much have you budgeted: time and money?
    How much work can you do yourself?
    Do you have a shop, tools and equipment?
    Education is expensive. Keep that in mind, and you'll never be terribly upset when a project goes awry.

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    1987 definitely smog era=========I would suggest clean up cylinder bores for new pistons and use aftermarket longer rods plus set of aluminum heads, better manifold for 4 barrel carb, decent exhaust system and moderate camshaft for your driving style------the 400 bore size ( 4.125) does let you use pretty large valves so look for some quality heads-----

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