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Your question is impossible to answer. I'm sure the 3.3L engine gould take 1000HP a few seconds before it splits its own case.
That was meant as a joke, Juan. At high boost/HP levels the stock case is likely to bust itself wide open. I have a case in my garage that demonstrates that point very well.

To get a good answer for these questions you really need to qualify them, such as "how much HP can a stock short block handle for xx amount of miles before needing a rebuild".

Given a question like that I believe you could get 50,000+ street miles out of a stock short block pushing 400FWHP.

Then there is track use vs street use ...........................
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