Perhaps $3500 is not enough for the 400 but my budget is rather flexible.
The AFR 195 cost around 1250 USD from AFR, I was hoping I could get them cheaper from somebody like Jegs.
I have seen kits with cranks, rods and pistons for under $1000 for 350, I know it will be more expensive for the 400 but I was hoping it was not much different.
I have Holley 750 and the 400 block and lot of other stuff. Perhaps there is no need to bore, then I use the OEM pistons, crank and rods, but if I can get new rotating assembly for ~$1000, I will do that.
So I was hoping,
pistons, crank and rods $1000
Camshaft and lifters $500
Work $500 (have a friend with professional shop)
So that will be 3750-4000
I would like to know how much it would cost my to buy the LT1 (used of course), will I need to buy 4L60 (and then, how much is that) because of the PCI or can I use my TH700.
Is it perhaps best to use my 350 4 bolt block because I dont have to rebuild the bottom of it?
I know those are many questions and there is not ONE true answear but I would like to get your point of view
P.s. please excuse my spelling and grammar, I am not from the USA and dont have a spell checker