I, for one, was amazed how fast we got rockin' and rollin' on the dyno. I arrived at 7 a.m. and we had the 355 broken in and ready for some horsepower pulls by nine. All connections in the dyno-room are quick-change and they keep the neighbors happy with a noise cancellation system on the roof. We let the engine run for about 20 minutes at 2,000 rpm. Then we let it sit for about a half hour while we pulled the valve covers and checked the rocker arms. All systems were "go" and we were off to the races.
Once the engine was tuned, we placed the Summit Racing 750 cfm carb on the Edelbrock Air Gap intake and made a final hit. Nice--468 hp at 6,200 rpm and 443 lb-ft of torque at 4,700 rpm (and the horsepower curve continues up and past 6,600 rpm). Not bad for a budget build with a brand new carburetor on it out of the box. Our next installment, we will be slapping Trick Flow Specialties new supercharger on top and make a few more hits. Any guesses on what kind of power we'll make?