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i want grunt

i have an hj panelvan with a 253. it goes alright but i am looking to upgrade
(go bigger) what would people suggest?
i am thinking 308 stroked to 355. but would also kill for a 350 or a 327 chev.
which engine would give me the best power and rev range but not cost the earth. also is there much involved in putting in an injected eight.

cheers moz!

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from what i have heard a 307 or 327 would be the best idea, they make plenty of power and theres heaps of performance gear for them. But if you are looking for a street motor i wouldn't worry to much about rev range, most of the time you wont be revving it anyways.(unless you plan to smoke the tyres around every corner and redline from every set of lights!!) how much is your budget really is the answer to all your questions, go and talk to an engine reconditioner and find out what a few different things will cost, then with your wallet in mind work out whats best for you, and whats practical for the type of driving you will be doing.

Sammy.

sammy@cn-newc.com.au'

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A 350 will have more grunt, performance parts for them are everywhere, so getting as much grunt as you need wont be a problem, they cost around $5000 for a brand new crate motor..fitting shouldnt be a problem, i dont know much about HJs but HQ's had 350's as an option so i shouldnt be too hard (u would know how closely related HQ's and HJ's are better than me) and you can sell your 253 to get a lil back.

On the other hand pretty much everything for a 308 you already have on your 253 so it will cost much less, theres also plenty of performance parts for the 308 but I think it would cost more to get the same amount of grunt.

As for revs the stock 350 would have more torque down low than the stock 308, but when u start changing bits the peak power always changes...PS if you go ahead with the 350 I wouldnt mind a few bits off the 253 email cdu_1999@yahoo.com.au'

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ive got a350 if you want one going cheap yonnie1@bigpond.com

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