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getting 300-450hp out of a 350sbl

 
dominic34
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Posted: 07/02/13 09:01 PM

i got an old 1970 c10, has a 350 sbl in it.. i wanna see if there would be a kit i could get to get the ol betty lou up to about 300-400hp.. anyone has any sights or recommendations on which parts i should get, let me know and a link to the part if i can order it.. doesnt matter on price, seemings how this will be a father son project with me and my dad.. would like to have this beauty nice and fast, and when shes done ill get you guys a picture.. thanks for the help! you can email me as well at

spaulding_dominic@yahoo.com

thanks,
Dom or Dominic  

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68scott385
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Posted: 07/02/13 09:51 PM

Those power levels are fairly easily attainable with stock/stockish parts. Maybe new pistons if the bores need to be cleaned up; 4-valve relief flat tops, a 70cc+/- combustion chamber head, 9:1 compression ratio, dual plane intake manifold like an Edelbrock Performer or Performer RPM, HEI distributor, and a cam with .050 duration in the 210-216* neighborhood with all the lift you can get with that duration.

Or you could just buy a crate motor and drop it in and call it good. IMO that takes away the thrill of creating something that lives and breathes, almost like a child.  
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Dave632
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Posted: 07/03/13 03:36 PM

Go to Jegs or Summit and look up an Edlebrock top end kit for just under 2K. It comes with heads, cam, intake, etc. and it should get you to your HP goal of around 350-400. You can run the stock short block with one of these kits, just put new rings/bearings etc. in and go have some fun.  
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skyeking
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Posted: 07/03/13 05:36 PM

Hi People...  
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Dave632
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Posted: 07/03/13 08:00 PM

Hi Skye, how are you doing?  
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68scott385
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Posted: 07/03/13 10:17 PM

Icon Quoteskyeking:
Hi People...

Hi there you

Doing OK I hope.  
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skyeking
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Posted: 07/04/13 05:02 PM

Hi there,
Thanks for the replies.
My Quacks give me more worries than the problem does.
 In reality I am getting ready for the the fight of my life.
I am going to town with both guns fully loaded..
 Many thanks again to all the supporters...Noel in Blunderland..  
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68scott385
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Posted: 07/04/13 05:23 PM

Icon Quoteskyeking:
Hi there,
Thanks for the replies.
My Quacks give me more worries than the problem does.
 In reality I am getting ready for the the fight of my life.
I am going to town with both guns fully loaded..
 Many thanks again to all the supporters...Noel in Blunderland..


Good to hear you spirits are up.  
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Dave632
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Posted: 07/04/13 08:01 PM

Take your guns to town Noel.
Make it a gunfight at the OK Corral Aussie style.  
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skyeking
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Posted: 07/05/13 04:44 PM

Hi Guys!!  
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