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Old 02-25-2008, 08:09 PM
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'76 sbc build , need more head advice

I'm not a mechanic, I'm building a 38 Chev,have it running,but it's not running as strong as I hoped.I have a 350 trany (I like them),a 2:73 10 bolt posi,finding an axle in the right width took some time,never found anything else.I know some of you told me this is tall ,but final drive is less than a 700r with 3;73 or 3;42.From my driveway it's at least 10 miles to any stop sign.This car will mostly be highway driven, maybe pass.Someday I'd like to put in a 383sbc.
I have a good 76 4bolt sbc, I know it's low compression year.I used a RV cam 204/214 ,same as Performer stat, Performer intake and carb, shortie headers.I haven't recurved the distributor yet.
If I keep my heads, is there a better cam choice?
If I change to 64cc heads,choices SR torquer $800, S&D has vortec kits with intake for $1000, but I'm thinking if I have to spend this much ,I should look at aluminum heads.Whats good? I've asked about Patriot or Pro comp and been told they'r junk,but why? Are Edelbrock Etec heads a good choice?I'm leaning more to the vortex style as I'm reading they should help mileage.
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