if i invested all that cash into a set of r heads and built a 351w, i would be sadly dissapointed in a 5100 rpm peak power of only a little over 400..........seems like it needs an r intake to go with it, and maybe a custom solid roller!
fwiw, thats not at all a low buck engine, the first one of these i saw used worl heads and cheap hyper pistons...it made 400hp on 87 as well, with iron heads.
hell, extrude honing is 5 billz, the pistons are over 6, the heads, 2k, the rest of the shortblock isnt much over anything else...
they make it sound cheap, 3800? yeah, but what about everything else? intake plus extruding, the retro roller kit, the rebuild when you break a piston like these meat heads did, when they had already checked it all out? and their professionals?
ill build me own thanks!
stroker kit for 351 to 408, about 1500. machine and assemble, your prolly lookin at the same cost for a shortblock as they are, and 50 cibes is better than a longer rod anyday.