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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 10, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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Opinions on Pace Performance crate engines.


I am interested in this engine. I was originally looking at either a ZZ383 or even a ZZ502, but am slowly changing my mind to something a little more tame, but with potential for upgrades in the future. They say it can put out 430 hp with the "HOT" cam upgrade but my research on that cam leads me to believe there are much better options.

This engine has kind of look I am interested in and should be a relatively easy swap out of my existing 327.

Anyone have experience with this engine in particular or other crate engines from Pace? I've gotten a quote from them and their sales people seem quick to respond and have given me a reasonable international shipping quotation already.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 10, 10:42 AM
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All I can say is these things are awesome. The put out more like 400-410 hp. The heads changed to a secong generation head that bumped the HP about 15-20hp. Also the 385 hp rating wasn't the peak at the time. Jim at Classic Checy 5 speed dynoed his at 465 with the hot cam and a 750 properly getted. Mine has as electric fan only increaseing hp and a few other power saving items and is the 420 range I beleive. I haven't dyno it yet but it has more power than my 320 350 with 125 NOS I replaced it with by far.

Good luck in your decision. Call Jim if you need questions asked..he is really nice even if you aren't buying a Tremec from him (whick I highly recommend)

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