is there much work involed with prepping a 308 block to fit a 355 crank??
how much would someone pay or charge to have this done??
im currently runnin the vr 5.0 motor in my vh (standard). i was looking at starting off a build (355) from scratch. but have been indecisive about whether to build it or buy someone elses engine or get a crate 355...only thing is i cant seem to find any crate mtrs around and i dont really trust someone elses donk.
what kind of price range could you build a mild one for?....nothin too off tap!
Im not too sure if the VR blocks actually clear, Reaps... I do know the VS blocks are ready for fitting but either way its an easy job to cut it for the main-cap bolts even for a 1st timer...
i just got mine built and it cost me $4200 thats supply ing my own block and $500 of that was for reconditioning the heads
what i got done:
SCAT 355 stroker kit
rotating assembly balenced
clearinced the block (because it was a vn block)
bored .030" over size
honed for molly rings
short motor assembled
recon the heads with better design seals
machined the block for neopreen seal instead of a roap seal
yeah i got the block blueprinted
yeah thats just for the bottom end and assembly
stock cam and running gear at the moment just to get it all in the car and running
pretty sure its now at 10:1 comp
and they said neo seal is the way to go (rope seal is such old technology i think)
ill get the recipt tomorrow and give ya a list of every little thing they did and what each thing cost
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Me too. Interested to know what power you make too.
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scored a VS gts clubby block with 60xxxkm on it and has been sitting cling wrapped up for the last 4yrs. also recentley chem cleaned and all oil galleries beburred and polished, next step to choose the stroker kit....so many options!
your better off buying the kit unbalenced and then getting your whole rotating assembly balenced including fly wheel, harmonic balencer and main pully
Ive been quoted $8000 for a complete engine Blueprinted 355, SCAT rotating assembly-Hbeam+forgies+hastings rings, Alloy VN heads-5axis machined-moly retainers-2.02 valves, Hydraulic-roller cam, Roller Rockers, Manley push rods, 70mm Thottle body, ported 5L manifold flowing 320cfm each runner. Tune extra. 500+ HP guaranteed. After that WILL have to upgrade the tranny and install a full spool. XD
I was quoted $6000 for the same minus the roller cam, roller rockers and only stock manifold, alloy VN heads-not ported, or upgraded throttle body. Still, that'd push out at least 430HP. And this is all from a well priced realistic builder, everywhere else wanted $12000+ for a full engine. So the $4200 is pretty good.
I know everyone hates Procomp, but I went in in person and got a kit priced up.
SCAT stroker kit blueprinted $1800
Alloy VN heads mild port $1300
Compcams HydrRoller Cam kit 268XFI HR 13 $1000
Matchported 5L manifold
90mm LS1 throttle body with adapter plate $300
044 bosch fuel pump $250
Block machining + assembly $1000
So thats about $6500 + tune which is awesome. And well, they build and warrant the engine so if anything did go wrong they'd foot the bill. people who hate on Procomp are usually the ones who didnt blueprint the gear to start with or build the engine themselves without proper race experience. For me, Im after a streeter, not a comp car so it suits me fine.
I think I'll give it a go...!!
Anyone know of a VT 5L engine/block for sale....?