Hi there everyone. I've been looking into upgrading my 89 RS with a little more horsepower. After reviewing the facts I think that I've decided I want to invest in a 350. I've ordered 'how to rebuild the small block chevy' book and I have a good grasp of how an engine works and the concepts behind it, but this will be my first project under the hood of any sort, and I lack any 'real world' experience. Maybe I should start a new thread, or maybe there is an existing one that can answer this, so forgive me if I'm breaking thread etiquette, but my question is this:
a steady summer job
the 89 camaro shop manual
basic tools (friendly neighbors with more) and garage
is it possible to take a 350 block: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMITlGfDI48
and build it from scratch over a summer?
Can anyone give me price estimate as to how much it will cost to build up an engine from scratch, starting with a bare block? And is there a comprehensive list of the tools and materials needed?
I plan on buying all the parts I need in california, renting a U-haul trailer and driving it up to MT at the end of the school year to do the work at home.