Yep, they interchanged, even after twenty years. I put a stock 4. Turbo fuel maps are very difficult to get right and need a professional to get them tuned correctly - not to mention the need of an intercooler, custom exhaust manifold, and oil lines. There is no room to fit those without major reworking of the stock engine bay. Offering 523 hp and 456 lb-ft of torque, the 370-inch 6. Power maxed out at 4,900 rpm with just 400.
Those features are nice, but the real advantage in our low-buck power plan is the factory hydraulic roller cam configuration these engines are designed to accept. It's probably the cheapest 400 horse motor you will ever build. To top the manifold, we used a new Holley 3310 750-cfm vacuum-secondary carb, probably the most universal high-performance carburetor ever offered. There was no doubt that a simple overhaul would be more in keeping with a budget approach, and even represent what could be achieved by someone with a totally stock engine in very good original condition. There is no reason to scrap it. These late-model blocks can commonly be had with the robust four-bolt main bottom-end configuration, with an excellent factory windage tray arrangement.
I agree with the Summit kits, I've heard a lot of good things from machinists about the Scat internal kits. Basically I'm looking for the cheapest combo that we can come up with that can get us close to the 400hp mark. But I was going to go through it and use other parts for the missing parts, so I wasn't too upset. If that's the case, you don't need a chip made, but rather take it to a dyno, as they can make the changes on a laptop right there, no chip needed. However, the retail prices we quote are what it takes for anyone to buy the parts we used, at least at the time this story was written.
Go look at Chicago's build on his 40. Hence my statement, however I agree with you that not every application needs a huge bb engine to go fast. My rig is on an 80 frame and by the time i build the bed , armor and load it down with supplies it'll be a bit heavier than a 40, i think. That being said, we have a power goal of 400hp but want to do it as absolutely cheap as possible, considering what its going in. The kit included an air-to-water intercooler, a turbo capable of supporting over 700 hp and the necessary plumbing to direct all that wonderful boost into our awaiting Hemi. Now, if your starting from scratch and building a motor, go forged. The head flow allows the Hemi 5.
It will be coming apart in the next few weeks since we just removed the drivetrain this weekend, hopefully being able to sell some or all of it from the jimmy, if anyone wants some v6 vortec stuff, or transfer case, or tranny, or front diff, etc, I have it lol. Our first power runs came on really strong, building torque to 430 corrected ft-lbs, but the power went awry at higher rpms, basically nose-diving just before 5,000 rpm. You can tell a company what kind of headers and intake you have, and they'll get close. We list full retail on all of the parts used, including the cost of the carb, distributor, plug wires, and all those little items that usually get lost on some engine cost price lists, including the cost of the basic engine core. My 77 runs like a 15.
After hooking up the plumbing, we were rewarded with 765 hp and 764 lb-ft at 8. This combination just kept hanging on as the revs built, and with peak output at 6,200, it was not really surprising that the peak number was well above expectations. Again, those reasons I said before were why I went the direction I did on my build. Unless you have the money to spend on a new engine I'd say stick with the 5. Here is some painted ones for under 300 You rock.
Want to know how to modify your truck yourself? I speak by bitter experience there. Hey guys it's been a while since i posted been real busy with other things going on idk if i should of posted this in the vortec sticky or not but i was wondering, how many people are running a turbo on their 2nd gen's with the vortec setup? He swapped them out with the exhaust on a parked '94 burb. Now on to the original question, vortec heads with boost is fine. Though available and less expensive than the more desirable 6. The custom Comp hydraulic roller offered 0. Being used to driving my stock 60, getting somewhere fast isnt the biggest deal, but on lower terminator with the carb and not too low gearing left me skinny footin up the rocks and bouncing up the hill lol.
And, does anyone build a kit. But to get the most out of your aftermarket parts, the company burning the chip I recommend either Motorvation. The only issue is see is that the cheapest lq9's I'm seeing are around 2500. Running the numbers on a variety of engine simulation software programs showed output nearly all of us regarded as outrageously optimistic. There was no misunderstanding that we needed an effective induction system with enough capacity to make power up top and a layout that would encourage torque as well. People get into the weeds on these arguments because they focus on one aspect rather then looking towards their end goal.