Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Winston Salem, NC
Re: 383 sbc VS. 496 bbc 650 HP
Boost is the great equalizer for the small block. It's gonna skew your budget but will give you the best of all worlds. Light weight small block, very friendly street manners and 650HP is a walk in the park.
Having said that, 650 HP either way is some serious grunt. You are never going to be able to fully utilize that on the street. Plus you really have to beef up the rest of your drivetrain. Like mentioned above, my 520 HP 406 was an absolute blast to drive and was faster than I ever would need on the street.
69 Camaro, 3450lbs., 400, Cal Tracs, Coan 10", TH400, 3.50 gear, no trailer
D1SC blow thru, pump gas, 9:1, ~10 PSI,
1.325 60', 5.988 @ 115.4