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Horsepower

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by chev4life, Jun 5, 2003.

  1. chev4life

    chev4life Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    does anyone know the horsepower rating for a 84 gmc 350???
     
  2. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    I believe they were 160 HP,260 torque with CDN emission package.
     
  3. chev4life

    chev4life Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    hahhaha thats terrible anyway i can beef her up on a cheap budget?????????
     
  4. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Cheap - advance curve kit,and advance intial timing,add an open element air cleaner,or flip your lid and use a taller filter,make sure the engine is tuned up.

    If you want to spend a little money,a cam,intake,carb,headers and exhaust will wake it right up. :D
     
  5. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    Pretty simple, horsepower costs $$$, the more $$$ you spend, the more horsepower you can get. The small block is known for being a cheap motor considering the HP you can wring out of it. You can buy a GM crate motor that puts out 300HP right out of the crate. You can just about get up to 400 HP and still run on pump gas, and the motor will be able to idle without having to constantly rev it.

    Now, if you want to run high octane fuel, that you can't get "just anywhere", and run high compression, and a radical cam, you can get that 400 HP.

    ~Chuck