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Old 05-30-2007, 10:04 AM   #1
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Blew my bottom end up (kind of)... its rebuild time.

Well, the bad news came from the shop where my car is, and its not in the valve train, so its something in the lower end. Said he didnt know for sure, but that its probably a rod or bearing somehwere in there. I initially was gonna sell the car, but I think Im gonna rebuild it and go with a 331 or 347 stroker... leaning more towards the 347.

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leaning more towards the 347.
LS1?
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No LS1

What is the displacement of the LS1 anyway?
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No LS1

What is the displacement of the LS1 anyway?
346ci + change.
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so essentially... ill have an ls1
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only if god himself builds the motor for you.
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Re: Blew my bottom end up (kind of)... its rebuild time.

I dunno maybe someone can touch on this but arent you gonna put that Kennebell on once you have the full kit?

wouldnt going with a 331/347 be a bad move esp since you wanna go with FI?
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^^^ my 331s got slightly lower compression than stock, blue.. It's begging for boost

I can't complain about my 331 :nod:
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I dunno maybe someone can touch on this but arent you gonna put that Kennebell on once you have the full kit?

wouldnt going with a 331/347 be a bad move esp since you wanna go with FI?
What I've pieced together of the KB is going to be sold to help fund the rebuild.
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Re: Blew my bottom end up (kind of)... its rebuild time.

and monte, I've thought about the 331 also... what all is involved in that? I feel like either way my gt40 heads are going to restrict my air flow pretty bad, but i cant afford some nice aluminum heads right now...
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331, or did they fix the oiling issues on the 347 stroker kits
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331, or did they fix the oiling issues on the 347 stroker kits
pretty sure its been fixed, ive seen that mentioned on stroker kits
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What I've pieced together of the KB is going to be sold to help fund the rebuild.
i see that sucks but ya gotta do what ya gota do thats for sure
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so essentially... ill have an ls1
Minus the aluminum block and awesome heads.
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Minus the aluminum block and awesome heads.
pshhh... at least my car doesnt look like a raped catfish

(actually i like the T/A's, not camaros though)
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Re: Blew my bottom end up (kind of)... its rebuild time.

One day I shall buy a car that originally came with an LS1 and throw a Ford motor in it.

Anyway I would go with a 347 as my favorite # is 734. A machine at a truck stop told me that that was my lucky number.
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Re: Blew my bottom end up (kind of)... its rebuild time.

Zim, I'm using the GT40 heads still.. It's not a high revving HP freak but its got a sweet torque curve..
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Re: Blew my bottom end up (kind of)... its rebuild time.

The only thing you have to watch out for on a 347 is that there is more rod angle and it will wear out piston pins and rod bearings quicker....i would go with a 331 but thats just my opinion
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Re: Blew my bottom end up (kind of)... its rebuild time.

BAH these stock block 302 buildups. Grab you a roller 351 and bore and stroke it. Just need a set of heads to go with it and should just be some change more expensive than a 347. Everything else you have will work with it. Even if you are on a budget and absolutely have to use GT40's, you'll still have a better base to make power.


I've just never understood why anyone would mess with a 302 block, when everything from a 351 will work on it just the same. More displacement= more power in the long run. Plus the 351's are good for 650 ish hp where as stock block 302's are only good for 500 ish.
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Minus the aluminum block and awesome heads.
dont forget the mullet............

im with bullitt on this one, it would be a better platform to start with.
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dont forget the mullet............

im with bullitt on this one, it would be a better platform to start with.
I'm thinking a 377 or a 408 from Coast High Performance, AFR 205 heads, port matched with intake, 10.5 compression and a 150 shot for those pesky Z06's :yup:
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Re: Blew my bottom end up (kind of)... its rebuild time.

i think though zims looking for a budget build.....
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i think though zims looking for a budget build.....
Well, then a junkyard motor roller 351 with p and p's GT40's
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Re: Blew my bottom end up (kind of)... its rebuild time.

Pretty much decided on a 331... Ill have the heads milled to make sure they're flat, get them flow tested, have a custom cam ground for the flow numbers of the intake and heads, go with a forged bottom end, and call it a day. I really dont have a bunch of money to throw at it, and I'd be perfectly content with 325rwhp and 350+ tq all motor. The 331 will give me room to grow if I eventually save up for some better heads and intake package, but for now, itll get me back on the road with a fun street car.
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but for now, itll get me back on the road with a fun street car.
thats what its all about
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only if god himself builds the motor for you.
Or Chuck Norris....or is that the SRT4?
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Pretty much decided on a 331... Ill have the heads milled to make sure they're flat, get them flow tested, have a custom cam ground for the flow numbers of the intake and heads, go with a forged bottom end, and call it a day. I really dont have a bunch of money to throw at it, and I'd be perfectly content with 325rwhp and 350+ tq all motor. The 331 will give me room to grow if I eventually save up for some better heads and intake package, but for now, itll get me back on the road with a fun street car.
A 351 would have literally bolted in place. But I understand what you mean by trying to get the car back on the road ASAP and having a fun street car. I know everyone thinks that I think everyone should aim for the top of the mountain when it comes to hp and tq, but in reality it's what makes you happy with your car and what makes me happy with mine that makes the world go round. Let me know how it goes.
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351 ftw, if I don't find a s351 soon, Im going to buy a motor
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Your searching for an S351??? That car is going to be Herbstang high in price.
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Yea, Ive seen em for 28-35 for the year I want =/
Its gotta be a R-code
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pshhh... at least my car doesnt look like a raped catfish

(actually i like the T/A's, not camaros though)
Here we go on the catfish thing again
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Not all cars with LS1s look like catfish. And some of the catfish don't look half bad... :chin:
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Not all cars with LS1s look like catfish. And some of the catfish don't look half bad... :chin:
Indeed

When they're on my plate ready to be eaten for dinner

catfish tastes like *** though
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now thats funny ^
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