Re: can a 351M 400 make good power?
The engine is going in a 3/4 ton pickup with a straight 6. It is his daily driver and might see a lift and 35's down the road. It has 33x12.50's now and I *think* 4.11 rear. The I-6 is a dog! For what he wants, if it were a chevrolet, I would probally recomend a stock 350 (with 1.94 intake valves, not the 1.74 2 barrel jobs) and a comp cams 260 camshaft, maby a 268 if he has 4.11's for sure. The trouble seems to be that I havent found a 351M that seems to run like a chevy 350sb. Being of the same bore and nearly identical stroke, I would think that the 351M has the same potential as a sbc 350, I figure they are a victom of emmisions controls. For a reference, he seems to think my short wheel base 4x4 chevy runs real good (I dont, it runs decent). I have a '76 model 350 completely stock (has 1.72 intake valves, had a 2 barrel) except for an alumnium intake (GM) and an edelbrock 600 carb. I have 3.42 gears, 33x12.50's, and a 4 speed stick shift. He (we) are working on a budget and found a 351M400 for 2 or 3 hundred (dont remember) that is complete and in good running order, he said he doesnt want another like he had (he already had a sick 351M400).
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