Originally Posted by 88-347stroker
Duncan, where can I get a supercharger for a $1000,$3500 for motor and supercharger, or did you mean free motor and $3500 for supercharger, but anyway tea save your money buy a crate motor and do the bolt ones ,get used to the simply side of cars and spinning wrenches then work up to a bigger project
Even if you build the motor yourself :
Machine work-$250-$1000 depend on what you do
Master rebuild kit-$750-$1500
Heads or head work-$750-$1500
All other stuff from above
He said budget, I assumed used parts. Vortech stuff pops up on the Corral ALL the time.
Even at that - where the hell did you find a 351 crate motor for $3500 that supports 400 horse? You can rebuild a 351 for way less than a grand depending on what condition it's in. He said $2500 was his budget, you have him a cost of just over $4000, and that's using the lower end of your "estimates".
OP - with what you're wanting to do, just go buy a junkyard 351/302. Tear that motor down and learn all the inner workings (that is how I learned). You can buy a master rebuild kit as numb nuts stated that includes fresh bearings and gaskets. Have a machinist take a look at your block and have it sonic checked. There is a common occurrence in stock f4te roller blocks where the cam journal will crack (more so a hairline fracture). After having it checked and cleaned, you can start on the rebuild process.
First engines are always a blast if you have the patience. Take your time and ask questions!