I'm building a bit of a warm 351:
SRP Sportsman forged alloy pistons (displacement @ 357ci)
Eagle ESP 3D forged H-beam 6.00" Chevy rods
4MA crank (might go for the Eagle if the crank isn't capable)
Grout filled XE Nascar 4-bolt block with main girdle
Crower solid roller cam
BG 775 carb
Now... i have a "few" questions...
A mate of mine is running 3V heads on his 408 roller windsor and has the TFC manifold... untuned the motor pulled 455RWHP on a Dyno Dynamics dyno at a lazy 7000rpm... no spacer.
Another person i've met with a 4V head setup and TFC has said that a 1" spacer is reccommended with using the 4V heads. Has anyone else heard this? The carb will stick far enough out my bonnet as it is without a 1" spacer on it! (For curiosity's sake this is a 4V 378 stroker with 385 RWHP)
Crankshafts.... I want to rev this thing to approx 8000rpm (yes this is the camshafts operating rev range)... what are peoples opinions on the Standard/4MA/4MAB/Eagle cranks. I've heard standard cranks are 75% nodular, the 4MA is 95% nodular etc etc.
Will my requirements exceed that of a factory crank? $900 for a Eagle may be more of an investment... snapped crank would spell the end of me and my passion for cars...
Toploader and 9"
The deal with my engine builder is i have to run a toploader :)
I have a standard toploader and 28 spline 9". I'm guessing i'll have to go full spool with 31 spline Moser axels... Will a toploader survive? Are a bull-nose toploader of any advantage? Any tricks i can do to strengthen the box?
Sorry for all the questions... look forward to your responses... I am looking for 350-400rwhp @ 10.6 comp on 98.