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engine choices for a non 4x4.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 55Willy, May 5, 2004.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    theres more traffic here so maybe some enhine gurus can lend me a hand.

    This motor will be put into a 3500-3800 pound car. it'll be infront of a th400 and spinning a 3.73-4.10 rear geard 12 bolt with posi.

    I'm looking at either a homebrew 427 big block or a 406-415 small block stroker.

    it's main purpose will be street cruising and some trips at the track.

    I like the idea of a short stroke for faster r's but a small block will be an easier fit into the car and with a small block i can use my $300 headers i "had: to have.LOL

    also looking for longivity, I'm not into building motors each year.
     
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    BurbLover 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone can put in a BBC for more power. I like going the SBC route.
     
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    TWISTEDJACK 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Destroked 400 since you have low gears. A stroked small block wouldn't hook up too well. My 391 stroker will break loose my 40's so in a car half the weight.........
     
  4. BlazerGuy

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    *Cliche Warning!*

    There's no replacement for displacement...
     
  5. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    anyone have a online link to a basic dyno so I can crunch some numbers.

    small block combo:
    400 block, 350 crank (destroked 377) 60 over to make a short stroke 383. rod ratio of 1.63

    option 2:
    400 block 415 stroker kit. 1.49 rod ratio

    big block:
    454 block, 396 crank (short stroke 427) 60 over for a 440, rod ratio of 1.70

    all I'm really looking for is 400-450 horse and 400-500 torque.
     
  6. fortcollinsram

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    Twin-turbocharged 355 /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif That is the route I am going in my 1971 C10 short wide. I just picked up some shortie headers that I am going to flip upside down and cut a good chunk off and weld the turbo flange to them Now I just need to get the engine in it and make sure the turbos are going to clear the hood.

    If you want NA, my vote is still for a STOOPID SILLY SBC. Solid roller cam, forged bottom end and away you go... probably around 6500rpm all the freaking time /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Chris
     

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