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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 05, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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How much extra with a 496?

Hey guys I am thing about building a 468 with stock crank and rods because it is a budget build. But I am wondering if I had the same combo in a 468 and a 496 how nuch more HP/torque the 496 would make over the 468. I am just trying to figure out if it is worth the extra money to build a 496. I would have about 10:1 compression and a set of 781 heads with large valves and a little porting.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 05, 12:22 AM
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Re: How much extra with a 496?

Depends on what hp/ci you're expecting.. If you're going for 1:1 hp/ci, I'd expect 30hp and similar torque gains.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 05, 07:01 AM
 
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Per D2K, my about 9.8 CR, Merlin oval headed, 496"er with no more than a good old CC 282S solid cam, a Strip Dom. single plane and 3310-2 750 Holley, small, four tube long headers should put out 550 hp at 5500 rpm and 580 t at 4500 rpm.

I know D2K is a sim. program but what the hey, darn good grunt anyway if it is within 5 percent?

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 05, 09:00 AM
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Re: How much extra with a 496?

Another thing to consider is can your chassis handle the extra torque? If not then you have not only blown the budget on the motor but now you have to spend more $$$ on the chassis.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 05, 08:14 PM
 
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Not so, imho!!

A cheap set of slappers that hit the middle of the underside of the front spring eye and a set of Jegs S/F/C's and tune her and you should be good to go..

AND probably better shocks??

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 05, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: How much extra with a 496?

hey guys thanks for the help. I have a good crank and rods. So I think I will stay with the 468. Also this is for my 56 belair. I already have ladder bars and comp. engineering rear shocks. I am cutting 1.7 60ft with a 4 speed and a 350 that doesn't make much torque but revs pretty good.

One more question, Will my stock rods be ok with ARP bolts? I probably won't spin it anymore more than 6200 RPM if that high.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 05, 06:30 AM
 
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Rebuild them and add good aftermarket bolts and I THINK they are good to 62 to 6500 rpm!!

I am figuring 3/8" bolts here so please check me guys....

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 05, 04:33 PM
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Re: How much extra with a 496?

pdq67, I agree on the rods. I have seen 3/8 rods go through the mill and live. New bolts are a must though. I do suggest polishing the beams if you can.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 19th, 05, 08:52 AM
 
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Thanks wes for the back-up!

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