I apologize in advance for the newb post. Gotta learn somehow.
As a project, I've decided to build an engine. Not sure what it'll go in yet, if anything at all. I expect it to take at least a year or two, and I'm mostly interested in the learning experience. My goal is 350hp NA (FI), and my budget is $4000 over a couple years, which I think is very doable...
So I'm going to start planning from the bottom up. I want more displacement than 302/306. I've read about some people using 302 pistons/351 rods and a 393 crank. Is this a decent combo? 347 would be okay too - what are the advantages/disadvantages to each? (in terms of price, parts availability, performance, reliability)
Also, which block would you recommend starting with? A 351 block or a 302? Which castings are desirable and why??
I know that's a lot of questions. If anyone has links to reading material, that'd be great too. Thx.