Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Gastonia, NC - Born & raised in Connecticut - 31 years
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Yep, a 350 is not a good choice for resale. Find a 400 and just do a stock rebuild. They offer an inexpensive rebuild kit with cast pistons that your machine shop can surely get for you. I used this kit on my '68 Lemans 400 in my first build and it kept the costs way down on the short block, but I added a cam, did the heads up right, and had some machine work done. I could have saved a little on the heads, but decided where I wanted to put my money and since I was not planning on spinning it to 6,000 RPM's anyway, felt the stock route was just fine. Used a 1972 engine with the 7K3 heads that ran on regular and still pulled like a mule and burned up the tires -I was happy and it didn't cost me an arm and a leg. You don't have to build a "big" engine, just a 400, and many would prefer a more stock engine so that they could drive it. Not everyone wants big HP.