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Old 01-30-2004, 01:27 PM
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383-- use the vortec heads? what cam?

hey all.. i purchased a set of complete brand new vortec heads.. a few days later i got an amazing deal on 383, so i had to jump on it. the 383 is about 9.5:1 w/ 76cc heads. the only cam specs i know is that its .490" lift hydraulic flat tappet (its coming out).

should i use the vortec heads on this motor? i dont mind the compression bump, and i want this motor to be pretty streetable. i figure i'd go with the comp cams xe268. will this be too small of a cam for the 383? im kind of limited on the cam with the vortecs, and if i spend the money to get them machined to run a bigger cam, i might as well have bought an aftermarket head.

i could just try to resell the heads and get some dart iron eagles or something..

what do you guys think?


the rest of the setup.. going in a '77 Nova, with a built 700r4, 4.11 gears w/ posi
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