Re: 300, 350 or 385 GM crate motor?
I know this may open a whole new can of worms, but from what I keep hearing about the DZ302 (290 hp) motors in the Z's, they ran like raped-apes. Now I know they were under rated, but compare 290hp to 350 or 385, and it seems to like the 350 would be more than enough and the 385 would just be over kill for a street application.
I guess the new engine technology allows for higher horse power motors that don't fit into the old lopey, WFO motors of the 60's and 70's, but can someone explain to me what part of this equation I am missing?
Correct me if I'm wrong but the old SS Camaro's ran 275 or 300 most of the time didn't they?
I think the older, and more cautious parent is getting into the discussion now. Forgive me.