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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 23rd, 04, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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i am starting this project after a year of buying this car, its a 68 6 cyl car. its clean and needing a front clip and some tlc. i have had a past in the offroad rock crawling world, so my knowledge is not limited on fab work. but this is adifferant animal. i am needing to build a motor that will be up to my expectations. i have done a few lt1 fi swaps, love the power. i have a low milage 400 sbc out of a 76 pu. is it worth building and what should i do or is there a good kit, that will produice the high hp i desire. i know this is vauge, but how about some ideas. thank you for those who give any input
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 24th, 04, 01:20 AM
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Build the 400 to the horsepower you want (within reason) and install a aftermarket FI kit if thats what you want.

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The 400 is absolutely worth doing. If you keep the stock crank and rods, it'll be a <6000 rpm torque monster. Trash the original heads, be careful aboput compression ratio...70-72 cc chambers would be good, and give you 9 to 10:1. Make sure you drill the steam holes in the new heads! Cam and carb just a little more than you'd do for a smooth idle 350.





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i was not planning on fuel injection in this project. i was wondering what kind of balanced stroker kits or rotating assembly they offer or ones to stay away from.what companys have you had good luck with and i was also wondering what you thaught of the mini tub kits. i would like this to be in the pro-street catagory. thanks
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I used the factory stuff with good rod bolts down to about 11.75 in the 1/4. When I rebuilt and went roller I went with the Eagle internal balance, 6" rod 4340 crank kit and had good experience with it.

A lot will depend on budget. My kit was ~$1800. Scat and Eagle both make cast kits for under $1000 i believe.

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