Originally Posted by ap72
If you plan on this being a daily driver I would recomend going with a set of mildly worked 416 heads, a performer manifold with EGR, and a about a 256 cam. Small diameter long tube headers and dual 2" exhaust. Your basic HEI igntion and a Holley 600 carb with vac. secondaries (this carb is as common as the cold and can be bought and rebuilt for less than $100). You could hit close to the 300 mark and it would be very drivable.
I did a quick DD run of a combo like this and ended up with 320hp and 350 tq, which I think is a bit optimistic but shows you should hit at least 300 hp.
And yes on an engine like this I would keep EGR and vacuum advance- there is no reason not to.
Thanks for the reply ap72,
But why would you want to keep the egr, is that for fuel economy?
But those numbers sure sound good
if i could make that kind of power i would be more than happy with my 283. And i do really appreciate everyone's help.