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Hey guys well i think i want to rebuild my engine after summer but i dont know what kit to buy. I want something that is quality but not to dig way into my pockets. I am thinking of doing the work my self with a couple of friends. What i really want to do is build something like a 383 stroker to get around 330-350 at the wheels and have the nitrous (100 shot) when i take it to the track. So what you guys think????

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Id say go with a 396 Rotating assembly from Eagle, I believe that kit goes for about $1500 give or take. After that just some head porting, Intake porting and a Cam, should put you easily around 380rwhp, if not more. check out www.advancedinduction.com for the porting.
 

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Wow, thanks, yeah 380 hp i think is a bit too much for what i want to do with it because i am going to have the 100 shot.
 

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TOO MUCH HORSEPOWER????:lookinup: :WTF


thats like too much extra money to spend or your girlfriends too cute and oversexed.......NEVER GOING TOO HAPPEN!!!!:laughing: :laughing:
 

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TOO MUCH HORSEPOWER????:lookinup: :WTF


thats like too much extra money to spend or your girlfriends too cute and oversexed.......NEVER GOING TOO HAPPEN!!!!:laughing: :laughing:
:laughing: :laughing: :agree: Yeah i was thinking about it and what was i thinking :crazy: You can never have to much HP
 

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buy these,
READ the books and watch the video. youll be FAR AHEAD, its a crash course in engines and will help you a great deal




http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/motobooks_1955_93732534


HOW TO BUILD MAX PERFORMANCE CHEVY SMALL BLOCKS ON A BUDGET by DAVID VIZARD

LINGENFELTER on modifying small-block chevy engines


SMOKEY YUNICK,S POWER SECRETS
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_b/103-3486570-0918205?url=search-alias=stripbooks&field-keywords=SMOKEY+YUNICK,S+POWER+SECRETS&Go.x=9&Go.y=12

Thanks grumpy:thumbsup: Will buy the books, but what kits should i look for that will give me great power and still be able to drive it around town?
 

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IM AMAZED at times by the newer guys that don,t seem to think the info, tools and books are necessary and money well spent!
NOTHING is more important to your success than knowing exactly why and how things work and what parts do and how they do it!


it will give you a good grip on the basics and concepts YOULL NEED too sellect the correct parts, it will prevent you spending hundreds of dollars neadlerssly on parts you don,t need,and the video book shows you step by step how to dissassemble & assemble a sbc
trust me YOU NEED to read the books and understand the concepts BEFORE buying parts and the $18 for any one book is well spent pocket change youll save many times over by not making mistakes BY KNOWING EXACTLY why and HOW things are done

your choice depends on budget and goals????

http://www.adperformance.com/index.php?main_page=shopping_cart&number_of_uploads=0

http://www.dougherbert.com/

http://www.summitracing.com/

http://www.flatlanderracing.com/index.html

http://www.chevyhiperformance.com/techarticles/41598_cylinder_head_flow_bench_database/index.html

Id insist on finding a rotating assembly that was internally ballanced with ARP 7/16" rod bolts and good forged 5.7" or 6" rods with forged pistons, Id VASTLY prefer a forged crank, a 3.75" or 3.875" stroke and ID keep in mind that the heads will need to flow over 240cfm at .500 lift MINIMUM and the cam sellected will need to match both the drive train and compression ratio




buy these,
READ the books and watch the video. youll be FAR AHEAD, its a crash course in engines and will help you a great deal




http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/motobooks_1955_93732534


HOW TO BUILD MAX PERFORMANCE CHEVY SMALL BLOCKS ON A BUDGET by DAVID VIZARD

LINGENFELTER on modifying small-block chevy engines


SMOKEY YUNICK,S POWER SECRETS
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_b/103-3486570-0918205?url=search-alias=stripbooks&field-keywords=SMOKEY+YUNICK,S+POWER+SECRETS&Go.x=9&Go.y=12
 

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TOO MUCH HORSEPOWER????
:agree:
Too much fun, whats that mean?
Its like too much money, there's no such thing
Its like a girl too pretty or with too much class
Being too lucky or a car too fast
No matter what they say I've done
Well I ain't never had too much fun
-Tracy Byrd

If you're going to shoot it, go all forged. Why are you worried about too much power w/o the giggle-gas? My stroker makes more than the aforementioned 380 RWHP (and it's all real) and still gets 15-26 city-hwy MPG. And it does it with modified factory LT1 head castings and the lowly Hotcam.
 

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your choice depends on budget and goals????

http://www.adperformance.com/index.php?main_page=shopping_cart&number_of_uploads=0

http://www.dougherbert.com/

http://www.summitracing.com/

http://www.flatlanderracing.com/index.html

Id insist on finding a rotating assembly that was internally ballanced with ARP 7/16" rod bolts and good forged 5.7" rods with forged pistons, Id VASTLY prefer a forged crank,and ID keep in mind that the heads will need to flow over 240cfm at .500 lift MINIMUM and the cam sellected will need to match both the drive train and compression ratio


IM AMAZED at times by the newer guys that don,t seem to think the info, tools and books are necessary and money well spent!
NOTHING is more important to your success than knowing exactly why and how things work and what parts do and how they do it!


it will give you a good grip on the basics and concepts YOULL NEED too sellect the correct parts, it will prevent you spending hundreds of dollars neadlerssly on parts you don,t need,and the video book shows you step by step how to dissassemble & assemble a sbc
trust me YOU NEED to read the books and understand the concepts BEFORE buying parts and the $18 for any one book is well spent pocket change youll save many times over by not making mistakes BY KNOWING EXACTLY why and HOW things are done
Have to start reading and doing my homework so i can get the best bang for my buck
 

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Have to start reading and doing my homework so i can get the best bang for my buck
You'll be glad you did. I'd get at least a couple of the books grumpyvette mentioned and make one of them Smokey's book. To say that he was innovative and an original thinker would be an understatement. Reading anything by him is an exercise in free thinking and not accepting any ideas simply at face value, or because "that's the way everyone does it." And as a bonus, he was just a damn good and at times entertaining writer. No dry technical manual here. It's a loss to motorheads everywhere that he and John Lingenfelter are no longer with us.
There's nothing wrong with a good crate engine or other performance package that's ready to go. Some offer a very good value per $ spent. If someone's not comfortable building their own engine, there's no shame in that. But I recommend to anyone who thinks they can and wants to, to do it. Even after decades of fooling with hot rods and race cars, the thrill of a new engine that I built coming to life for the first time has never diminished in the least. It's a high that I wish every performance enthusiast could experience at least once.
 

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You'll be glad you did. I'd get at least a couple of the books grumpyvette mentioned and make one of them Smokey's book. To say that he was innovative and an original thinker would be an understatement. Reading anything by him is an exercise in free thinking and not accepting any ideas simply at face value, or because "that's the way everyone does it." And as a bonus, he was just a damn good and at times entertaining writer. No dry technical manual here. It's a loss to motorheads everywhere that he and John Lingenfelter are no longer with us.
There's nothing wrong with a good crate engine or other performance package that's ready to go. Some offer a very good value per $ spent. If someone's not comfortable building their own engine, there's no shame in that. But I recommend to anyone who thinks they can and wants to, to do it. Even after decades of fooling with hot rods and race cars, the thrill of a new engine that I built coming to life for the first time has never diminished in the least. It's a high that I wish every performance enthusiast could experience at least once.
Yeah that is one of the main reasons i want to rebuild my own engine, its the satisfaction you get once everything is put together and hauling a$$:thumbsup:
 
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