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Old 05-25-2010, 07:03 PM
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I'm wondering how much I should look into spending to build a reliable 306 that will put down some pretty decent power for being a daily driver. I'm guessing the most money spent will go towards having the block bored and deck'd and having everything balanced. I plan on using the stock internals, other than pistons of course. Any input will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:47 PM
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I think it will take more than just the machine work you mentioned. Line bore thru both the crank and cam should be considered.
New rods can be had for not a lot more money than re-built stock rods.
Camshafts should be considered very carefully, things like RPM range, lift and [email protected] .050 all taken into account, not just 'get a custom ground cam'.
Always use name brand parts and measure everything.....
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tinman btw its reliable, fast, cheap

as for the short block go forged pistons ONLY other wise say goodbye to any thoughts of ever going forced induction or nitrous.

as for price on that you really need to call around and ask local machine shops. go to a reputable shop. it may cost a bit more but you will more than likely get a better quality product in the end than having it done on the cheap and having to do it all over again...
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Why does it need to be bored out? If there is nothing wrong with the bores there is no reason to .030 over, you won't see any power from 4 cubes. Of course if the bores are messy then you have to bore it, but boring is not done for power or to gain cubes, that's what stroker cranks are for.
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Originally Posted by nacanitihs View Post
tinman btw its reliable, fast, cheap

as for the short block go forged pistons ONLY other wise say goodbye to any thoughts of ever going forced induction or nitrous.

as for price on that you really need to call around and ask local machine shops. go to a reputable shop. it may cost a bit more but you will more than likely get a better quality product in the end than having it done on the cheap and having to do it all over again...
Really? I guess my blower car on stock, cast pistons is a figment of my imagination. No it is not ideal. But I do agree, while you are in there put the good parts in.
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Looks like I need to spend a little more money than I anticipated....
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Really? I guess my blower car on stock, cast pistons is a figment of my imagination. No it is not ideal. But I do agree, while you are in there put the good parts in.
lmao same here 16psi 3 years over 100 passes all on cast parts
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it will cost you more then you plan trust me. Summit has speed pro forged piston rebuild kit for $550 really quality parts
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