Re: Engine Upgrade Advice Needed
Just for laughs, what do you have for a rear end gear ratio now?
Although I agree with you that it could use more engine, as a college student it may be smarter to just gear it lower to make it feel stronger.
There is no easy answer for a bigger engine, but the cheapest is to swap a 351W, because your tranny and mounts will work, but your headers won't.
If you could find a complete donor car with a 390, that would give you the torque you are looking for, but that's a significant swap likely not done over the Christmas break, at best a summer project
A 460 based stoker, if you could find one is good, but because they never came with them, money will also add up quickly.
My recommendation would be to find our your rear axle ratio, see if you have some wiggle room, then maybe a crate 351W if you have the dough
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