Well, the 350 I'm building for the Z got dropped off at the machine shop today. It's getting cleaned, cam bearings installed, line bored, and new freeze plugs put in. The crank is also getting turned because of some spun bearings..ouch! Anyway, hopefully this will take care of the block and crank and it'll be ready to reassemble in the next week or two. I've already got the aluminum heads, air-gap intake and headers sitting on a shelf waiting for installation. Got to pick up a cam and lifters soon..I'm going with a Comp Cams Xtreme Energy 284, so it should put out around 450-500 hp when all is said and done. It'll be an interesting ride to say the least! I'm going to start stripping out the interior in the car here pretty soon to get it ready for the swap. Also picked up some nice stock high back seats...been looking for a pair for quite awhile now..mucho more comfortable than the low-backs that are in it right now.
I'm debating on whether to install a stereo in the car or not. The reason being that the engine is going to be so loud, you probably won't be able to hear it going down the road anyway...however, this car is probably going to be at alot of shows and such and a radio might be nice to listen to while lounging about at the show. That and it might make the car a better overall package so to speak. Any thoughts??
3 weeks ago