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Old 07-20-2012, 01:50 PM
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Im in Los Angeles. Any good engine builders that you guys think would be good for this project. Im looking at a couple guys. But could always use a recommend.
Thanks for all the help.
Do a google search for Joe Sherman Racing.

I would:

Build a 400 SBC based motor (406 cid). If you want to use corvette exhaust manifolds be sure you have the good hi perf corvette ones with the large 2.5" exhaust outlets. 64 to 67 corvette. Not all the corvette manifolds are the same.
You can still buy these new. You can hand port them to improve them, some.

A moderate hyd roller cam 218 to 224@.050 on a wider 112-114 LSA will get it done. (easy mild idle, max street performance thru corvette ex manifolds)
He (Joe Sherman) will probabily want to use a AFR 180 or AFR195 cylinder head on your build.
Dual plane hi rise intake manifold 10:1 c r 750cfm carb.

A 383 cid SBC will get it done but cubic inches is king, especially when a milder idling motor and moderate gearing is wanted.
The total exhaust system must be free flowing to let the engine make power.

Joe will work out all the engine details for you,

Joe Sherman Racing
2302 W. Second Street
Santa Ana, CA 92703

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