Originally Posted by 67pontiac400
Ok this is a long one, I know. Just want to get it all out there.*I have a remanufactured 400. In actuality it's a 1967 326 bored .060 over to go in my 1972 LeMans sport *convertible. Date code says J317. Although there is a 50 stamped on the lifter valley. There are 3 freeze plugs per side and only 2 motor mount locations. Flat top pistons with no valve reliefs. Not sure what cam or crank is in it. Just purchased a set of 1967 # 670 heads to go with it. *I will be port matching and smoothing the runners. My question is what valve springs (dimensions and rate) would compliment my combination? Also what cam would work well? Hydraulic flat tappet or Roller? 1.5 or 1.65 ratio rockers? Roller or no? Just trying to get up to around 400 HP. Don't want to have to modify the heads a whole lot or go into my block to get it. I have an edelbrock performer intake that I'm planning to up to performer rpm eventually. And don't want to end up replacing parts I've just purchased for the heads. I'm using a Holley E85 carb set up. *I will also be putting a functional scoop on it for some Ram air effect. Distributor is stock with pertronix magnetic pickup, MSD blaster coil, summit headers for D-port heads 1 5/8" primary tubes I believe (eventually i will be buying bigger headers and a 2 1/2" flowmaster exhaust.*THM 350 sits behind the motor (Eventually a TCI Streetfighter 350 with 2500 rpm stall converter). 10 bolt rear not sure what gears. This will be my ground pounding weekend street car. Hopefully! Any advice would be helpful and appreciated.
Most likely you have a 350 Pontiac. You can get 400 HP out of one but it will not be easy and it will not be cheap.
My best advice is to lower your goals unless it will see limited street use, or jump up to a 400 or 455 as the foundation for your build. Here
are some links to info on the Pontiac.