Price and source for engine.

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  1. reinhardt79

    reinhardt79 Veteran Member

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    I'm looking to drop a 500 hp bbc into my 79. The gutless 350 Sbc in it now ain't getting it. I am unsure of where to get one and what a fair price is to expect. I plan to drag race the car and drive it on the street enough to get it to the track. Not looking to break the bank.
     
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    BluePrint engines has a nice lineup.
     
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    Looking for 500hp? That's easily obtainable with a small block now days, without the weight and size penalties of a pig block. Board member Brandon/Notalent with ATK performance can help you.
     
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    aaron at badasscars.com can set you up, only problem is he is expensive. worth it for racing though
     
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    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    What's breaking the bank for you? A good 500hp bbc is going to be pricey. What are the 350 engine specs? If your on a really tight budget and looking to drag, I would suggest a nitrous kit. I bet you could get a nasty 383 or 406 from someone looking to upgrade or go LS
     
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    I didn't realize bbc ran the $7-9k range. I was assuming $3-5k range. It looks like a sbc is considerably cheaper. I just want the car to run faster than my 02 camaro which runs a low 13, high 12.

    Where should I look for a quality used engine?
     
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    What's the budget? It won't take much to run faster than a stock 4th gen especially if you spray
     
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    Don't buy a used engine. You can make a Small Block run plenty hard enough to do what you are looking to do.
    Let's talk about what's in the car now and what the real budget for this is
     

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