Hi there, I'm planning to build my '65 chevelle race only. It will be a built 12 bolt with 4:10 gears and a spool, a built Powerglide etc. I'm planning on running in the low 10's at about 130 mp. I'm guessing the car would weigh in around 3500 Lbs and I would probably handle 28 x 10 x 15 inch slicks. Question is it realistic to reach 600HP with 396/402 CI ? I have several of these 2 bolt blocks and 820 open and 290 closed heads. Also have steel crankshaft, 396/375 trw pistons on factory truck rods, so I suppose I'll run under 6500 rpm. Also have performer rpm and a victor with oval ports. I could use some help sorting thru this and any suggestions on cams and just in general, Thanks Gerard396
First of all i know it can be done and we will be building one later this summer BUT everybody knows i will run the living crap out of it
My street 327 if i had to guess is 540-550hp+ but that engine has to spin 8200rpm, 6100rpm stall and transbrake and all
Could i make the same hp with a larger engine, yes. So i understand you wanting to use the smaller engine
My main question is this,, Will you be building it your self or having it built ?
If your having it built its gonna cost you alot, if your building it you can go off peoples advice
As to the weight, light pistons then send them out and have them lightened more, rods buy light but strong, polish crank to a mirror finish, have good porter port your heads, solid roller cam, spring pressure, premium heavy wall pushrods, titanium retainers etc etc etc (those are the kinds of things you will need)
Maybe you should do some research on an NHRA 396 stocker,, they will push Nova's to 10.60's