Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Los Angeles, Ca.
I've been doing a lot of reading...this forum, magazines, etc, and I want a decent motor for all-around, daily driven use. Something with some pep, but nothing finiky...I dont want to be constantly tuning the thing. So, Ive narrowed it down to three choices...tell me what you think:
1. MAS Performance "Red-Hot 383 Crate Motor" 420 hp, 450 tq on 92 octane. Turnkey at $4299.00
2. MAS Performance "350 Perfect Crate Motor" 383 hp, 408 tq on 87 octane. Turnkey at $3500.00
3. GM Performance Parts "Fast Burn 385" 385 hp (425 with HOT cam), 385 tq. Add carburetor $4279.00...plus whatever the HOT cam setup costs.
I got this info from Chevy High Performance magazine. I am hoping to get a better deal than MSRP!
I want a good, reliable, depedable, non-overheating, fast-but able-to-just-cruise-too motor.
I'm NOT going to be doing the work myself. I don't have the time, space, knowledgeable friends, tools or talent! So I have to factor shop R&R into my budget of +/- 5k.
I'm told any of these motors will just bolt right up to my new B&M th350 street strip trans. And that I should be able to use my current accesories (Water pump, fuel pump, alt, etc.) But I have heard stories about clearance problems with the new type distributors fitting at the firewall.
From my previous posts, and from the pics and info on my car page (in my sig)some of you know what I have now. Probably not worth the $$ trying to open up and modify, right?
If anyone has experience with any of these motors, I'd love to hear it. I'm ready to pull the trigger!
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1966 GTO Convertible
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