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coppergmc
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need a Victor Jr. and a 650 or 750 DP carb. You might want to change out the cam for a solid. Maybe Doug Herbert's cc5h. I love this cam. It also sounds like you could use a higher stall converter and some slicks.
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jhyjohnson
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

called jegs to order victor jr. intake and they said my cam and heads to small for the intake. wanting to go to a solid lifter cam to get my rpm's higher. still dont know about the heads yet. dont have much money and thinking about getting suspension right first and see what that does.
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Big Dave
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:45 pm    Post subject: Path Less Traveled Reply with quote

Make over 500 horse power
Be a reliable piece of machinery
Cost less than an arm and leg

Wise man once said you can have two out of three with SBC.

I personally spent ten grand on the parts to build a 406 for my street car (have it as a Word™ document if any one wants to read through my 10 page build list). Though in my opinion that kind of money will buy a World Products
454 guaranteed to last two years and produce in excess of 600 horses.

You can buy a Fast Burn 350 (ZZ4 Crate engine) from Chevy with aluminum Vortec heads and then put a Fast Cam in it to get around 410 dependable horses out of it for about $4,800. Or, for $3,500 buy a 383 short block from GM Performance parts; add a hydraulic roller with all hard ware for about another $1,000; a set of heads for another $1,500; carb and manifold for another $1,000; …

You see were I'm going here, it ain't cheap to go fast. You must ask yourself how much do want to spend, and how important is this car as daily transportation? Life is full of compromises. We on this board can offer suggestions based upon our experience if we know were you are heading.

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vettegofast
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would say you need more displacement for 500HP. Big block even.
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66burban
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.racingjunk.com/exec/ca/view/521951/SBC-Dart-Iron-Eagle-heads-for-sale.html

Here are some nice heads for you, they even come with 1.6 roller rockers. Wink
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