Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Winston Salem, NC
Re: Help build my big small block
If the budget is truely limited and HP goals are modest, I woud go the 383 route with a factory 4 bolt block. You will have to pay for some machine work but I still think you would be $1000 ahead that way. Aftermarket blocks are very nice, but a factory block and handle 500 HP easily.
In fact, I think Revolutionary Performance sells a complete 383 short block for about what you are looking to pay just for the World block.
Also, I would not mind a bit pulling that 302 and setting it aside. Driving it is like driving gold. Throw a rod through the side of the block and you have just cost yourself thousands! A 383 will run a whole lot better anyway. JMHO.
69 Camaro, 3650lbs., 400ci, TH400, Coan 10" converter, 3.50 gear
D1SC, pump gas, street car, Water/Meth injection
1.302 60', 5.956 @ 116.4 Super Sniper EFI 2019