May need a tune?

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  1. Masonsf150

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    Alright thanks. So with what you said is have the engine I showed for 100 rebuilt, cam intake and carb, keep heads stock or have them ported and polished?
     
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    You'll never really know how much a rebuild is gonna cost until they open the block. Assuming its a stock bore blocks and it sonic checks out good, then if they can bore it .020 over and turn your crank .010 and align hone rods an such. Once completely rebuilt block you're looking around $1500 for the rotating assembly and stock rebuild on the heads , IF EVERYTHING is in good .
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    $1500-rotating assembly and stock rebuil heads, valve job an all the goodies possibly some slight porting and they may cut for bigger valves for no charge.
    $200-pistons - some speed pro done pistons , depending on the actual model will bring the compression ratio up to 10:1 or 10.5:1
    $250-cam an lifters- edelbrock performer rpm cam would be a good street cam
    $220- intake- weiand stealth or edelbrock performer rpm would be a good intake, regardless of what you choose for the street you want a dual plane Intake
    $300-500- and ignition of your choose. Msd is time proven
    $400- carb- Holley 750 double pumper is the way to go.

    Now leave the rest of your budget for a shift kit for your c6($150) and all the unknowns you're gonna run into when installing the motor, different motor mounts, bracketry, radiator, different yokes for drivetrain swap, anything that could come up.

    Regardless youre going to need to raise your compression ratio but at 10:1 or 10.5:1 you'll have to run premium fuel. As a way to save money have them install some flattop top pistons ( cheap) and have them mill the heads .020. This will bring you into about a 9.6:1 compression ratio and is very very street able. This would also save you some money. Also stock valve train can be used with this **This would be an alternative to the dome pistons**

    This combo will put you around a very realist 390-410 hp and 425-435 lb ft of torque at the crank. Your 8.8 should handle it for a while until you blow out your z clips. When that happens find And old crappy truck with a 9" and swap it.
     
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    Alright thank you for your info, it has helped a lot.
     
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    Yup, just remember you're going to run into alot of unknown problems and cost on the install so budget for that
     
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    Right I have to keep spending room
     
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    Take whatever the price is.. And cut it in half add on top.. Just expect it


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    Like if its 2000, add 1000 for any unexpected?
     
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    Yep


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    Alright thanks
     

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