dat383 wrote:I am helping a buddy put together a 454 BBC for a street/strip combo.
He has a pretty stock 454 and would like to give it some cam,carb and compression.
We want to use the factory block,crank and rods,new forged pistons,nice solid roller cam with some cheap? heads.Hoping to make 500hp and then spray it up to 250.
We have found a set of used Merlin cast iron heads (320cc runner,118cc chamber). Would these heads be OK for this type of build?
All opinions on this build are welcome.
dat383 wrote:Do we really need a new crank? I thought the factory stuff was pretty strong? We are not looking to turn this engine real high so maybe we should look at a smaller head or ditch the stock crank and make it a 496?