Visit The Dirt Forum for More Information

Author Topic:   358 CI
dbradley
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 254
posted November 09, 2005 06:09 AM  
In the series that we race here in the North East we are bound to a 358CI and have open carb rules...We exploded a piston with 3 races to go so we have to rebuild...DART block...Now give us a wish list,,,run 1/4 mile paper clips
Have fun with this one.
Darin

johder
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 108
posted November 12, 2005 08:16 AM  
one that doesnt blow up?

Callies Crank, Carrillo Rods, Mahle Pistons

dbradley
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 254
posted November 12, 2005 03:32 PM  
Ha,,thats exactly right,,,thanks for the input
Darin

rocket36
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 214
posted November 12, 2005 06:21 PM  
head rule?
type of fuel?
car?

dbradley
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 254
posted November 16, 2005 09:19 AM  
Engine:
Chevy 350CI 4.00" bore x 3.480" stroke Max over bore +.070 = 363CI

Head Rule:
Only OEM, Bow-tie, chryslerW2, ford performance or DART 200,215,230 are permitted..Must retain centers,locations and angles...may be ported

fuel: 112 octane gas

is a 2450 lb 358 DIRT style modified (2004 Bicknell)

Looking mostly for brands/parts that you all have found most reliable

thanks for your advice
Darin

[This message has been edited by dbradley (edited November 16, 2005).]

rocket36
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 214
posted November 17, 2005 01:11 AM  
dart/world/motown block.
dart 230 heads
crower/callies/la enterprises etc crank.
crower/isky/lunati/comp cam
crower/carrilo/cosworth/oliver rods
je/mahl/ross/cp/cosworth/arias pistons
t & d/jesel rocker gear
shaver gear drive
etc etc etc....

kind of depends how big your cheque book is, but don't be fooled by all the name parts because they too can become a big pile of s**** if it is not assembled correctly and tuned up correctly. no brand name part, no matter how good a quality is going to make a poorly assembled and out of tune engine last.
very few parts, regardless of brand, come true bolt in ready to assemble. any good engine builder will spend quite some time preparing even the most expensive component before it is fitted.

nine finger
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 85
posted November 20, 2005 07:05 PM  
dart block,callies crank,olliver rods,cp or je pistons, heads up heads of your choice. comp cams,t&d or jesel rockers. this package has been proven to make over 613 hp with flat top pistons one carb and 041 production cylinder heads. and it was done with 1.94 intake valves.

dbradley
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 254
posted November 21, 2005 07:06 AM  
WOW, now thats some ponies
D

dirttrackin94
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 82
posted November 21, 2005 10:20 AM  
moldex crank,lentz rods,ross pistons,o41 heads done by rons,hovis custom cam,belt drive timing set,jessel rocker setup,brodix hvh intake,c&s carb,done right your looking at 650-750hp no problem and as stout as anything..good luck!!

Kromulous
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 815
posted November 21, 2005 04:46 PM  
Used Cup car crank 3.280-3.330 stroke or so, 350 mains, and 2.00" rod journals at minimum.

Big bore 4.125 Dart block.

Oliver or Lentz Rods

CP pistons (flat tops)

230cc Dart Iron Eagles, angle milled .385, down to 33cc chambers or so. Intake face corrected. Port and flow matched.

2925 EB Intake, ported.

Titanium valves and keepers and some tool room Isky springs.

Shaft rockers

Belt drive

Roller cam

900 CFM or so Carb.

Upwards of 750 HP horsepower would be possable i would think.

See PERFCONN on 4m.net, he has plenty of know how about set ups like this combo.

Krom.


[This message has been edited by Kromulous (edited November 21, 2005).]

[This message has been edited by Kromulous (edited November 21, 2005).]

johder
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 108
posted November 21, 2005 04:49 PM  
well after all that why dont ya just get a draime or a malcuit and all ya have to do is bolt it in...415 or 430 malcuit. plenty of SMOOTHE POWER...cept your looking at about 30grand

guy up here runs one...smooth piming

dbradley
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 254
posted November 21, 2005 05:19 PM  
Yeah, Alot of the guys on the 358 Super DIRT series have the $30,000 motors...One plus a spare...Drives me nuts...But it sure is fun to put a wooping on them when they come.
Darin

Back to the Archives