351w engine build advice
I picked up a used 95 351w and just finished the teardown. Basically, it needs a complete rebuild. The heads are junk, the cylinders are wavy, not much can be saved.
End goal is a torqey (sp?) street motor. 400hp at the crank would be more than adequate. A couple questions:
1. rebuild bottom end myself or just buy a finished short block? I haven't priced machine work since the 90's so which would be cheaper? I'd like a 408, but bottom end budget is about $1000-$1500 total and honestly a 351 would be sufficient.
2. I want to make big power by 2000 rpm and be done by 5500. Would 170cc heads do that or should I step up to 190's? Budget for heads is also about $1000 so they'll be some Pro-Flo-GT4X chinese knock offs on there.
3. Edelbrock rpm or air gap rpm intake. Is there any difference or advantage at my power levels?
I'll get a cam recommendation from Comp because I'll be running a v6 torque converter in my 4r70w and don't know my head flow numbers yet.
Any help, especially on that bottom end stuff
1966 Mustang 302ci 4r70w, csrp front discs, 8.8 rear, EPAS, Fitech for fuel