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    Posted: Oct/26/2018 at 6:21am
Decided to start a thread on this build.

Machine shop has baked the block, fitted the Pro-Gramm 4-bolt main caps and line honed it. Will be decked flat next.


Picked up a timing set and rocker stud girdle.

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What are you planning to use for heads? Andy
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Originally posted by brownspirit brownspirit wrote:

What are you planning to use for heads? Andy


Got a pair of aluminum Edelbrocks. Planning on a roller cam & lifters.

Lower end will be stock 401 crank offset ground with 2.1" end Molnar stroker rods. Pistons yet to be determined.

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I assume this setup is going in your RWB AMX? Do you have a 727 in that? What are you hope for power wise out of it? Carb or EFI? Sorry for all the questions, I'm intrigued by supercharged engines. Andy
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Originally posted by brownspirit brownspirit wrote:

I assume this setup is going in your RWB AMX? Do you have a 727 in that? What are you hope for power wise out of it? Carb or EFI? Sorry for all the questions, I'm intrigued by supercharged engines. Andy


Yes, it's going in the R/W/B AMX and it has a 727. Target it 650 HP on 93 octane pump gas. Still haven't decided on carb vs EFI. Torqstorm tells me they make more power with a carburetor. I'm not looking to run this engine on the ragged edge so I'm leaning towards EFI. I believe it will run in the safe operating range more readily.

This is my first experience with a supercharger so I'm gathering as much info as I can.

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That sounds like alot of fun. EFI seems like it would make for a killer setup if your computer savvy, but the added cost would be a tough pill to swallow if it was my money. Andy
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If you decide to go with a carb.I would recommend CSU.It works perfect as delivered.not cheap (1000.00).
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Get your shop to put in the cam bearings as well. They are tricky on AMC engines.
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Stopped by the machine shop today. They ordered a set of customer Diamond pistons, pins & rings. Gave me sticker shock but now is no time to get cheap.

Since we're using the Molnar 2.1" stroker rods it was hard to get a low compression piston. With the right head gasket we should be in the 9.0 - 9.2 range.

A few more pics of the heads and superchager.

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I am watching this one come together. If you run into questions feel free to reach out. That is a good looking kit you have coming together. I understand the shock on the pistons. I think my Diamonds cost as much as the ones they sell at a jewelry store $1800 if I remember correctly but they are some great looking slugs.
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