I already have a good 383. I think it is about 450fwhp. It is running strong BUT I don't like to drive it. At all...
It has a big cam, big heads (230cc, probably too big), etc. The engine is not daily driver friendly or whatever you call it. Even with my 3.7 rear end, starts are not easy and I need to stay on the clutch for a long time, fuel consumption is REALLY bad (around 9mpg), I have vibration everywhere, fuel auto tunning from Holley Sniper doesn't work due to the big cam, etc.
So I have two solutions and I'm thinking about both :
- do what it is needed to do to make my engine works well : fix the vibration problem (engine balance ?), 4.1 rear end for my 1st gear issue, T56 would help fuel consumption too, etc
- or LS swap
First solution would be easier and cheaper but I don't want to be disappointed. If I do all the things needed and still not like the result I would have spend money and time twice.
I don't know. What I know is I don't drive the car anymore because I don't like it. So I need to find a solution
What I want is an easy/modern engine. I guess it can be done with a SBC but I personally don't know how.