Originally Posted by imking89
Hey a shop around here was talking taking the crank and taking a torch to it heat it up cool it down and reapt a lot supposedly its supposed to help quite a bit but I'm not sure on anything I'm new to this anr its my first project how much would one of those kits run me and do you think that should be my first purchase and is it something I can do in my garage without all kinds of crazy gadgets
That's the craziest thing I have ever heard of. I think they are blowing smoke up your rear end. Kind of like "hand me that left handed monkey wrench" or "go to the store and get me two sky hooks".
The "ONLY" thing that's going to do is ruin your crankshaft.
If you don't have any experience, then you will most likely have a really hard time installing a heads, cam and intake kit, but if you pay attention to the details and persevere you can do it.
The first thing you need to do is to buy you a Chilton's or Haynes manual for your car. Buy the better manual that has the complete wiring diagram in case you need it later. Read it, study it, absorb everything you can from it before you ever turn a wrench. A lot of times they will tell you what tools you may need to perform a repair or procedure.
You can perform the install without any gadgets, but you will need a good selection of tools.
The Holley SysteMAX
Note: Apparently this kit has been discontinued or is becoming hard to find.
You will have to call for pricing and availability.
There are lots of other options from AFR, Edelbrock, Trick Flow, etc..
Google search them, call them and tell them what you have and what you want to do. They can best tell you what parts they have that will help you reach your goals.