JMacPerformance dyno tunes a 600 Horsepower 350 Small Block Chevy
The 350 was built by a high school friend of mine Rodney Reimer.
His 68′ El Camino which was featured in the pages of Car Craft January 2009 has a turbo 400 transmission with a 5500 RPM stall converter, 12 bolt rear-end with 4.30 gears, and 10″ wide Hoosier quick street DOT rear tires.
The goal of the build was to make 600 Horsepower on E85 fuel
The build started with a stock GM 4 bolt main block that received the usual machine work: Bored .030 over, decked, and line honed. It received a full fill of blok-hard to increase the integrity of the block and for a little added security
The list of major compentents:
4.030 forged pistons – 12.2/1 compression
RPM LIGHTWEIGHT 3.50″ STROKE CRANKSHAFT
RPM 6.0 RODS
Heads Profiler 210cc and 2892 Super Victor manifold prepared by Juan Mendoza / Flow Technology
Pro Systems Carburetor E85 950
Custom Comp Cams XE 292
solid roller / steel billet 108 lsa
1.6 intake / 1.5 exhaust rockers
Schoenfeld 1 3/4 headers
Thru 3″ magna flow mufflers
After running the engine for 20 minutes on the dyno the valve lash and all the fasteners were checked. We did a few quick pulls to optimize the timing at 38 total degress and ensure the air fuel ratio was in a safe 12.5/1 range.
The engine ran flawlessly making 601 Horsepower and 497 lb-ft of Torque
The 601 Horsepower will get his El Camino 10 second quarter mile ET’s and with the 12.2/1 compression ratio on E85 fuel will make it very street able.