Gen 1 sbc crate engine

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  1. need-for-speed

    need-for-speed Veteran Member

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    thats right. You’re not ‘posed to add em up ! Lol.
     
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    Just a piece of advice, do not let the lady boss find that coffee can full of receipts.
     
  3. need-for-speed

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    Absolutely. One of my biggest fears: if I die first, I’m afraid my wife will sell my ‘79 Camaro for what she thinks I’ve spent on it :crazy::D
     
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    Way off those engines are over 30k plus! If you look at the prices they’ll even go past 50k
     
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    IT like hiding a drug addiction from your wife, you dont want to do it but you do it anyway....;)
     
  6. roadrace2

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    wow! You get what you pay for!
     
  7. Dennis Wilkie

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    I've got a carbureted, standard 4 in. bore 1991 block making a solid 400 hp for around 5k...and I bought all quality name brand parts. Could've been less if I had any idea what I was doing in the beginning, and didn't have to buy almost everything twice. Can't ask for much more than that in a 6000 lb. 29 year old 4x4 obs Chevy
     
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    I could've had a V8!
    An all-NEW Vortec L31 (Not reman) for WAY under $4K ($3300)

    USA good vortec heads, forged steel crank, billet steel roller cam, 4-bolt mains, damper, completed fuel pump pad, best warranty.
    cam & spring swap < $400 = easy 400hp +
    https://www.gmperformancemotor.com/parts/12691672.html
     
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    X2 ^^^ Great, no....awesome bang for the buck. The GM stuff today is nice, put on their dual plane bowtie intake and a 650 Holley, and your making 390+hp and 430+TQ with a punny girlie ft hyd cam. A good hyd roller, 425+ easy peasy!!!
     
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  10. Dennis Wilkie

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    Carb swap was the best thing I could've ever done. Those TBI systems are too much of a headache for me
     

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