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Egge has their own aluminum foundry?  Show me.
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Originally posted by jonb79 jonb79 wrote:

Yea I seen that, if I'm going to spend that kind of money maybe I'll think about getting a 390 or 401 to rebuild. I have a lead on a 290 thats reasonable but with the money I spend on getting the 290 to where I want to go might not be worth doing.

What were you wanting to accomplish on what budget?
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I would like to get anywhere from 300 to 350 hp, im just wondering if thats possible and if its worth the hassle .
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I have time with this project, I still have a running engine in my car so I can spend money here and there.
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Originally posted by SC397 SC397 wrote:

Egge has their own aluminum foundry?  Show me.
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Originally posted by jonb79 jonb79 wrote:

I would like to get anywhere from 300 to 350 hp, im just wondering if thats possible and if its worth the hassle .

forged pistons and a turbo
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I guess a turbo is that replacement for displacement.
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Originally posted by jonb79 jonb79 wrote:

I guess a turbo is that replacement for displacement.

And a whole bunch more streetable.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote wantajav Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/25/2011 at 7:32pm
I'm in the same boat.
 
300 hp and streetable for a 290 is a tall order.
 
401's are fairly pricey compared to the 360 you can get for nothing.
 
So I have a 360 in boxes I essentially got for free, and for the 290, I'm planning on 304 heads, bigger intake valves, 268 cam, aluminum intake, headers, and I'll be lucky to get a true 300. The weight of a 360 = 290, so why are we killing ourselves? Just for fun....but to get the best results
 
I'm figuring my 290 dream set up is more likely 250 hp tops...add a 75 shot that's 325....if that otherwise more N20 = definitely forged pistons, not sure if a carbed 290 stock fuel system can even handle a 75 shot
 
Meanwhile a 360 is easily a 300 hp almost stock add a 75 shot there 375 AND hooks up to a better transmission
 
Just some ideas, no expert here by a long shot
 
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I'm been doing some research on this, getting a 290 to do 300 to 325HP can happen but the money you spend going this route you can have a 360 that does more HP.  Even though I'll have to get another flywheel I think I'll still be ahead with a 360.  I was under the impression a 290 could perform out like a ford or chevy 302 or even a chrysler 318 with some mods but the 290 lacks on bore spacing when  compared to these other engines. 

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