believe it or not both my stock 350 and my spare from a 71 lemans are listed to about the same Compression ratios i think the stocker is listed at 8.0 and the spare is around there. i would say the spare has the lesser . and the stroke is a bit longer then normal at 3.75in. most of what ive seen on the internet, books, magazines a pontiac 350 never made more than 350 hp with a well build. i had only read a companys ranting to find that one of thier well backed 474 stoker 455's was beat out by one mean 350 pontiac. but it supplied no info or even a hint to how.
my hope was for the entire suspension to become all global west, then eventually a C4 independent rear. have the car sitting low on say 17's or if they'll fit, 18's. then have a 5spd OD behind the old pontiac motor, turning 3.23 gears. but i want the engine to be efficiant,powerful and well built. basically a pro touring car. so Its gotta be fast,good at handling, and good looking. even if it's gonna be Antique gold with a Cameo white top.