Racing engine build

Discussion in 'Engine Topic' started by Calvin79z28, Dec 11, 2016.

383 vs 454 for blower motor

  1. 383 sbc

    25.0%
  2. 454 bbc

    75.0%
  1. Calvin79z28

    Calvin79z28 New Member

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    I currently have a 79 z28 Camaro that I have been drag racing a few years, now. It currently has a decent 355 in it right now. I am wanting to slowly build my dream blower motor and drop it in the Z when it is finished.

    My dream motor since I was young was to have a blower sticking out of the hood. I have decided the type of blower I want but, not the size of motor. I grew up building chevy small blocks with my dad in his Nova.

    So, should I go with a 383sbc or a 454bbc motor to compliment my blower? What are the pros and cons of both motors?

    This will be strictly a drag racing motor.
     
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    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I vote for going with a 406 , 408 or 410sbc and using a Dart Little M block
     
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    CNC BLOCKS Veteran Member

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    If your going to build a blower build don't waste your time with a OEM small block. Go with a Dart SHP or Little-M block and never look back I would go with a 400 or 406, Use a crank with the BBC snout.
     
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    Drive somebody's car with a naturally aspirated BBC not even blown and I think you'll make your own decisions! Lol.
     
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    Maine1 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    BBC all the way
     
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    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Very simple question:
    What's the budget?
     
  7. Calvin79z28

    Calvin79z28 New Member

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    My budget is somewhat not a factor because this is gonna be a long build over time.
     
  8. vegas1974z28

    vegas1974z28 Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I used to run a 177 on top of my 468 for bracket racing.......it was tempermental to the weather.

    How fast do you wanna go?
     
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    I would buy all the parts required, then when you are ready to go, stick the blower on the engine you have now.
    Replace the parts needed for the blower combination, and get back out there.
    Switching to a BBC would be cool, but why bother if it's not needed.

    You don't list a power goal, so I'll assume nothing crazy.

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    You know Calvin it's your vision! What do you want to see under the hood. Torque gets you going and horsepower is your speed, but I'm a bbc guy. If you are building your dream motor don't let it leave you wanting more later. Thats been my philosophy for 30+ years and I've never been disappointed. Good luck!
     

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