Originally Posted by azza
New combo for my wagon settled on,
351 cleveland stock bore 6"rod, flat top pistons moly rings, fully prepped 4ma crank, chamfered oil gallerys, stock oil pump, f248 solid cam & lifters, double row chain 2v heads with larger stainless ferrea valves isky springs, funnelweb manifold 780 vac sec holley came of a cobra jet big block, c10 shift kitted running a 3700 stall, b&m pro ratchet and 31 spline 3.7 geared 9 inch.
couple of suggestions maybe worth considering above.
I'm guessing you've found a very good standard block to be able to hone and reuse at standard without any gap/clearance issues?
The 302C rod I've found to have good results.
When you say stock oil pump, its not really stock if is remaking the insides. He obviously has had some experience there.
Have the heads had any work done? ie. porting, etc?
780 VS sounds like the only little bit of a downfall so far. As suggested above, I'd think a 750DP or even 800DP maybe would suit better, but thats only my opinion.
Whats size/type tyres you going to run? I personally like the 3.7 ratio but all depending on tyre size. Good all-rounder ratio.
Also, wouldn't a bit larger convertor work to your advantage more here? Just if you have drags in mind, I'd think a 4000+ convertor would suit more?
Anyways, sounds like a nice mildish engine that could produce some good numbers at the track. Good Luck!