Join Date: May 2002
Location: Summerville, SC
my 347 has stage 2 ported TFS heads by TEA flowing 308/240 @ 0.6 lift, 10.3:1 comp, ross pistons with thermal barrier coat, eagle h-beam rods, eagle forged crank, 4-bolt main converted stock block, XE282HR with .565/.574 lift, etc. it made 400 rwhp / rwtq with a rich break in tune and a bad MSD coil with short hedders and full exhaust. it's gotten stronger since then through break in. I've ran EFI and $1k of superchips tune and it's very streetable. it would be hard to get 500 hp out of a 355 sbc with the same driveability. i also would like to run some boost, probably about 6-8 psi through an intercooler and run methanol injection. I'd spend about $12k to get a sbc stroker to 500hp as a NA baseline and it would be around 420-430 cubic inches.
'05 F150 FX4 (Airaid cold air), '93 LX w/347 400rwhp - sold, '89 Saleen (Vortech S-trim 352 rwhp), '78 Pontiac Firebird (300 hp 355), '69 Opel Kadett Rallye (190 hp 4-bbl, 4-banger)