I agree. It takes more money to make the same hp with a in a smaller ci motor vs. a larger displacement engine. If you have a 400" motor and as we know most small blocks make 1hp per ci your going to have 400hp quite easily and cheap.I think that I can build a hopped up 331"/327" SB and install it in a Vega that will eat a Hemi just like Bill Jenkins did way back then!
At least I think it was a Vega??
And where's the 302" post w/ the dyno slip that showed 475hp+ that has been recently posted?
Guy's, I'm NOT saying cubic inch doesn't rule, but you put cubic money into a small engine and THEN install said cubic money built small engine in a light car, then look out big engines!!
Where did you come about this information? To my knowledge all of the 327/210 hp 2bbl engines got the 75cc chamber 1.72 to come up with 8.75:1.If it's a 68 237 210Hp 2BBL Turbo Fire it in a Camaro it should be a 2 Bolt main, large journal cast crank with the 291 64cc 1.94/1.55 heads and you can't get much better then that. Granted stick in a set of TRW 8L 2166NF .030 for 10.5:1 Pistons, Scat Rods, Cross drill the Crank with a 197S Mechanical Cam topped with a 750DP on an Edelbrock RPM intake and you got 425Hp @ 6200rpm. If it requires new Valves, put in a set of Manley Pro Flow 2.02/1.6's and you got 8000rpm and 450Hp - Been there done that and so did Bill Jenkins with the 68 327