Originally Posted by GTVega
Engine is 1975 model, the block # is 817 and it's 2 bolt block with main studs Heads are # 882 that have been pocket ported and do have 1.94"/1.5" valves. It's been bored 0.030" over and has piston's that gives 8.75:1 compression Crankshaft and rods are stock.
This engine is going into a 1971 Vega # 2700 lbs curb weight, Th-350 trans, 3000 stall TCI streetfighter converter. 12 bolt with 4.10 gears and posi. and the tires are 275/60x15. Current cam is Crane 260° - H-260-2 Hydraulic Flat Tappet Camshaft for Chevrolet 1957-1987 V-8, 262-400
intake is 2101 Edelbrock Performer, 750 cfm Holley 4150 sitting on top of a 1" spacer. headers are 1.3/4" long tube's with dual 3" exhaust.
This is mostly a street car, but i would like to race some 1/4 mile drag racing once in a while. 75% street / 25% strip
That cam is perfect for the static compression ratio of the motor. If you want to run more cam, raise the static compression ratio. Be aware though, there is only so much to be had with those heads. More cam would need more heads also. The camshaft is not a single item that stands alone in the motor, it has to be custom tailored with the other characteristics of the motor. Although not all members of this board like this chart, it will give you some idea of the static compression ratio that you will need with what cam timing.
Also, be aware that present day drag racing is actually bracket racing, so that anyone can run alongside anyone else. Theortically, a VW Beetle could race a Fuel Funny side by side, if the Funny didn't do a meltdown waiting for the light. Both cars will have a dial-in on the window and cannot go quicker than their dial or they lose. It's not like it used to be, where the fastest car went home with all the winnings. Now, you have to dial in respectably and cut a good light on the tree.