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Old 08-09-2012, 03:13 PM
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110951-08 NA 275 285 221 231 .470 .470 108 104 Hyd. Hyd. 1
1800-5800 Good idle, Strong Street performance.
if you use anything less than a cam like this,you may as well use the cam big recommended,,,You dont have a mild 350,you have a mild 400,,,

note 1800 to 5800 in a 350,will likely pull 5300 ish in your 400

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Old 08-09-2012, 03:24 PM
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HE HAS A POWER GLIDE WITH STOCK CONVERTER AND HIGHWAY GEARS. Do you know what a powerglide is? Do you understand what highway gears are? Does the term "stock converter" not ring a bell?
The last thing he needs to worry about is how high it will rev. He needs to worry about getting it to rev at all. A cam that pulls from 1500-6000 will pull hard from 1000(idle)-5500(red line for a stock engine). This is absolutely PERFECT for his setup, THAT'S why I sugested it.
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Panther, i will keep saying this until you do it. You need to swap gears.
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Bdog,did yu ever read that I have already used a 400 in a 1986 monte carlo. The cam you sugguested is fine for a 307 2 bbl. 2.73 gears are not the answer thats true,but how much difference in E,T, do you think gears makes?
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:39 PM
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V, a 2.73 gear 400 is not going 13 seconds on planet earth.

Even The Rpm edelbrock package complete with heads , cam, intake , and carb, 4.10 gear , 3000 stall PG would be lucky to grab 13s. That is the most cam useable for a driver too, or put it this way the most street cam I would use on anything not a race only car. Non rolller if I had that kind of money for a roller cam retrofit.

You build some fast machines, go with packages. Not parts thrown together as compliations

Are your tracks downhill?
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That big of a cam with 2.73 gears isn't going anywhere. It will never rev up
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spinn,I know you are smarter than that. you have enough knowledge to do the math. Bdog,have you ever used a real cam or raced? what ETs have you recorded so far? I would bet a $100.oo if you raced you would be the absolute fastest guy in the slowest bracket.
I have a history of a cheapo monte carlo that ran 14.1 with 2.73 gears. The car was originally equipped with a 262,it was tres sad. I put a used stock 350 in it for Mike and he was hooked. 5 years later we put a rebuilder 400 from Bond Mechanical in the car. and the parts I mentioned before.
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Your 86 monte is a whole nother story. What tranny is in that a 4 speed? You're not understanding that he has a POWERGLIDE. In case you don't know what that is, its a 2 speed. Its in firat gear all the way down the track with the gears he has. If his cam doesn't make power til 2k then he spends half the friggin track lugging along with no power.
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Bdog,I understand gearing and the car we used had a th350 with 2.5 first gear,transgo 5 ball shift kit(towngo) and rebuilt stock stall convertor. the powerglide will give up 2/10s with stock convertor and gain back 2/10s with a high stall.
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My builds never got spetacular times, and my chassis dyno expirences were always disappointing to me. Have in mind Im using around 223 duration .450+ lift cams tops and 3 series ring gears , not prostreet class level lift and stall. You guys play much harder than I in this game. My knowledge above there is limited. Though my wrench time was earned and have 20+years, the builds are nice to read about. The combustion engine is the most fun you can have next to women.
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That big of a cam with 2.73 gears isn't going anywhere. It will never rev up
x2. It will be a dog. At least get some better gearing. Trying to get a good ET with 2.73 gears is kinda silly.
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I will agree that a high 13 second car is not something to write home about.Its still respectable though. A dog is a 15 second car that looks like it should run 12s. BTW,not all cars are set up for drag racing. If you
have a lot of gear and some converter all you really have is a tire melter.
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For a fast street car you need to be mid 13's or flirting with the 12's. Anything slower and those dang honda's are gonna spank you at the friday night drags.

OP.If you can swing it.. Get rid of the powerglide. Powerglides that are worked over and used in High HP cars work great.

Put a good ratio in the rear diff with a good trans and it will be night and day difference.
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prostreet,for comparison,whats in your Camaro and how fast is it in the 1/4
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So I have meant 2 put this up a while ago. But I see everyone is trigger happy with what the 1/4 mile times and everything but all I need 4 Panther 2 do @ the moment is get me 17 miles down the highway a day 2 make some $$$$. I have someone around my way with a th400 tranny but with tht one I would hae 2 switch the crossmembers and everything. The dude I bought the 400sb 4rm told me he had a th350 he attached 2 the motor the 1st time went 2 do a burnout and broke his tranny. He had the motor in a 4x4 truck. But again the block is a 71' 4 bolt main tht was in an oval track car.

But n e ways the track is only gonna get hit 15% of the time. Its mostly just a strong daily driver 4 now.
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