Junk Parts 350

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  1. 1980RS

    1980RS Veteran Member

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    So, next year I won't be racing much other projects to take care of that are in neglect, lol. I have pondered this for a long time to toss a total pile of junk 350 SBC parts together run it through the mixer and see what comes out, would really like to do a 283 but I have too many engines now. Will run stock rockers and junk like that. I really want to get a set of camel hump 461's but everyone thinks they are worth gold now and I am not paying huge $$$ for them. I decided I have a very small set of Brodix 180cc -8 Slayer heads sitting in boxes so I will most likely use those. I will be porting and running some of the worst intakes made over time to see if I can make stuff work that's just never would. I have the modified Single plane Street Dominator to test and will see if I can get a $25 Torker and a TM-1 also to port, got a C4B too, maybe an original Performer with the bigger runners. As for carbs I have lots of those. Going to use a 350 that was in my Kids car std. bore 350 that really should be punched .030 but this is a junk test so I am just going to run it, only have to take out the HV-55 oil pump and put in a stock one. What cam should I run, like and old school cam most likely a solid like a off road Z/28 cam, nasty sounder. Give me some ideas guys for this project?
     
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    Did one of these "junk parts 350" years ago. Std bore 1970, 3970014 4 bolt block, cast crank turned .010/.010, factory cast flat top pistons on stock rods w/ OE con rod bolts. Block had 173612 miles on it and we honed bores lightly and installed Sealed Power "rebuilder rings." Bought a used Comp cams 292 magnum hyd. cam and lifters for $50. Cloyes C-3023X timing set, one "041" cyl head and one "462" cyl head, Manley pushrods and a set of "oval track" 1.25" dia. valve springs. Heads were equipped with used 2.02 and 1.60 valves from a dirt/ street stock racer. no porting or guideplates. Stock stamped rockers and a 2101 Performer. It was my $1000 (back in approx 2005 bracket engine) I did buy a new AED 650 DP because all my BB carbs were way too much. Had more fun with no worries for a couple seasons and I still have the short block, great memories especially going 5 rounds in "sportsman/ semi-pro" class running 1/8 th mile one afternoon. Later changed to the Comp 294S solid cam and picked up a bit more ET.
     
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    Funny you should mention this. As we speak (type) Kid's putting a junk $400 motor in his Camaro. Neighbor has a pos 86 Regal that he was no-prep racing. 4.8 LS, small turbo,TH 400, 4.10 9". Ran 11.12 recently at local track. Stuffed it in the wall over the weekend, says he's done. They are putting that motor in Kid's car right now. Reminded me of what we did in my day. Get out the coffee can and try to scrounge 16 good lifters out of it! lol
     
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    I like the off road cam. They work really good with a stick. If auto, Vega converter!
     
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    I do like the off road Z cam but I would never run a Vega converter again. The last one I ran in '92 was like a rubber band converter and killed 10mph over my 10" TCI Super Street Fighter converter. Sold the Vega one to a truck pull guy he thought it worked great, lol.
     
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    Just thought I'd throw that out there, since we were talking about junk parts. lol
     
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    Well you hit that one on the heads with the Junk Vega converter. Good one!
     
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    snag an oil pump from about 93-up 4.3 V6, 5.0 & 5.7 V8. Melling M155 repeat M155. same std vol & press but has easily identifiable larger 3/4" OD pickup tube ... helps it suck oil & helps stabilize during low-to-mid revs.
     
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    For the junk parts 350 it would be cool to run a Edelbrock TR1X tunnel ram
     
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    Would love to but the only tunnel ran I have is for a oval port BBC. I do have a C-26 Edelbrock and some carters I could test out. I also have a Tork-link intake also, remember those?
     
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