Originally Posted by 89 Foxloco
Thanks alot..thats helps me think different now..so what would you recommend me to do to build up my car with the same block..cuz I wasn't planning to change the block I just want to build the block that I have..
To utilize the stock block, if given a choice I would put a small Turbo
on it and keep the boost at 6-8 lbs maximum. When building the engine you can add a main stud girdle and windage tray along with a Valley girdle pro to help strengthen and protect the block.
If you want to see what I am talking about look up the DSS Racing Main Girdle Kit
and the Valley Girdle Pro
A lot of times it is not the HP that kills the stock supercharged/turbocharged block, it is poor tuning and uneducated owners.
When the engine is treated to forced induction you have to keep it tuned properly at all times and never allow it to detonate, not even a little bit.
Hundreds if not thousands of engines that were built with forced induction have been destroyed by their owners just taking them for a little ride or taking them to a shop to be tuned and not being able to resist "getting on them" a little bit. That "little bit" cost them dearly.
Good common sense and proper tuning will keep your engine safe.