Sorry for the video sound quality and angle, it sounds better in person. The old guy is my neighbor Bob who is a retired GM master tech.
So I finally started up the 355 this past Saturday (May 29th) and started driving it Sunday. Wow, it's a world of difference. I'm in the 10.6:1 cr range with Dart Iron Eagle 215cc runners with 64cc chambers. The block was blueprinted and aligned. Rotating assembly was balanced.
It pulls hard and is a beast compared to the old setup. I just need to do some final tuning and it should be running even stronger. It runs up to 6500 without a problem and fairly fast and I've only done that once so far, ha ha.
Run down on the setup:
Weiand 8501 Stealth Air Strike intake (gasket matched to the heads)
Dart Iron Eagle 215cc runners with 64cc chambers
Manley race valves (2.02/1.60)
ARP 7/16th's studs
Comp Cams Ultra Pro Magnum 1.6 full roller rockers
Comp Cams Hi Tech pushrods
Comp Cams solid roller XR274R .603/.610 lift with 274/280 duration
Crower link bar roller lifters
Probe Industries forged 4cc flat tops
Eagle H-beam 3D rods with ARP bolts
King ACR rod and main bearings
Lunati full roller timing chain with torrington bearing
Hooker comp full length headers