383 Engine-Initial Inquiry-Phase 1 for Me
Still working to get my idle problem fixed on 76' Camaro but always looking to the near future. I have a 72 Chevelle Malibu (first car ever owned) that's sat in my barn for a good 15 years. Engine block is a 350 (30 over) but destroked to a 327. I want to get into drag racing within the next 2 years. Not a big block guy and don't claim to be one and want to stick with small block. For starters, I'd like to take the 350 in it and convert to a 383 with some serious HP. I'd like to make it a 7 to 8.5 second car on 1/8 mile track. So here goes:
A. Would I be correct in saying that I need a 400 Crank that is properly turned, 400 flywheel, 400 harmonic balancer?
B. Are cylinders bored 30 over what is needed? If so, I'm already there.
C. What size, type, and make of Cam do you guys recommend? Also, how do my pushrods and pistons come into play (what is needed)?
D. What type of Heads do you guys recommend?
I've got a ton of more questions, but just want to start here first. thanks team,
1976 Camaro, M20 Muncie 4 Speed, Hurst equipped
1972 Camaro, Full Drag Car
Last edited by rdobbs1977; May 14th, 15 at 05:15 PM.