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Old 03-17-2008, 08:53 PM
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'76 sbc build , need more head advice

OOPS, never done a CR before. I was using a hose with CR tester that had a short male connector at spark plug hole like the sprk plugs, looked at the long connector hose today and tried it.Compression was way up,instead of 95lb was 150-160, but 2 cylinders were still down at 130-135Lb.Oil brought them up to 145lbs.Don't know why 2 cylinders won't be down like that.Guess motor is screwed.
I have a friend that deals and plays with cars.He has a SBC that he had custom built ,took motor out when he sold car and it's been sitting.I know he never drove the car much.He offered the motor to me. It has a good crank and rods,10:1 forged flat top pistons, 461 heads,290*/500" cam.The down side for me is maybe the compression, but for sure the cam.He ran a 3500 stall convertor and I don't want to.
I have a TH350, 2:73 10 bolt, performer intake and carb, shorty headers with 2'' exhaust.I live in the country, no stop and go traffic, so all I want is to cruise in this car. I've spun enough rubber on 2 or 4 wheels in my day.
I have a Summit 1102 cam,(204,214@ 420,442),will this cam work well for me with that compression? Should the valve springs in the new motor be OK with the 1102 cam.Think I can run 87 octane?
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