posted February 04, 2004 09:20 AM
Ok. Here is my motor plan. I'm running in a bomber class. Rules say stock stock stock... Track is a wide 3/8 mile, pretty tacky I'd guess. I want this thing to be cheap but run good.
882 heads w/ Z28 springs, stock intake, about a 500cfm carb.
From what I've read this should be good up to 6500 rpm. Now about the bottom end...
My plan is to get a used (possibly junkyard) 350 engine. This is a good deal for me since it will have all the accessories and nuts-n-bolts i dont have.
Have the block checked, honed, + whatever necessary machine work by a shop.
Have the rods and pistons balanced. Keep the stock rods. I've heard that Speedpro hypoeurotics are good pistons. So I may pick up a set of those.
Buy a good set of rings and bearings. Put the thing together myself.
Before I said that I think the heads should be good up to 6500 rpm. Do you think this bottem end will also be good at 6500?
I just want to make sure my bottom end will hold it before i make cam and rear end selection for that RPM.