Re: Best way to get 500 hp and 500 tq from 406 sbc
.060 over 817 block, 750dp, VicJr, AFR210, HEI dizzy with MSD parts. Crower hyd roller, -18cc dish KB Hyper pistons 9.3-1 compression (87oct gas!!!) 5.7 GM rods, Scatt 9000 series crank. 500hp 512tq all in buy 5,500. Verry easy now days with good heads and cams.
I had the block, rods, and pistons The heads were used, off a sprint car and needed guids. The shop I was working at had a wholesale account with Crower, thus a complete Crower valve train. Cam, lifters, push rods, rockers. I could have re-used the stock crank, but the cost of a Scatt 9000 series is hard to beat. I probably have about 3 grand total in this build, and it rocks!!!
And now with Craigslist, E-Bay, RacingJunk, etc, etc, etc, You can find much more parts thay you could about 10 years ago when I built mine. Good luck, and have fun!!!
412 small block
4:11 12 bolt
1957 Thundarbird Gasser
Aluminum Shafiroff 582
4:33 59 Olds rear