re-curve the dist will help it grow some gonads...
sorry my post wasn't clear...for a really responsive motor on the street you do want to have way more than the minumum needed TQ available...so that just a little pedal the rpms jump very quickly when accelerating normal (hard for me to keep my car steady at 2k=40mph=320ft/lbs x 3.55 gears=1136ft/lbs in a 3400lb car=1ft/lb per 3lbs of car weight)...touch the gas and it jumps to 60mph!
(and when the grand kids are in the car you can light'em up)
each additional full compression point added only adds "up to" 4% to the power...your at roughly 9/1 and say 260hp....put a rv cam in a 10/1 motor would be only 10hp more "possible" AND require 92-94 octane likely
I am chuckling because you started out asking for a 90% hwy cruiser "only" and 87 octane and mpg (=9/1CR 87 octane rv cam) ....now yer askin' fer "vette' performance (and 87 octane and mpg!).... that's a oxymoron... or.... go buy a $71,000 ZO6...505hp and 25(?)mpg hwy on 94 octane
ya gotta choose your priorities...or get out your wallet and buy a OD tranny and much lower gears....or just stick a simple NOS kit on it.... (and have 87octane and mpg and "vette" performance)
Last edited by red65mustang; 03-18-2008 at 04:39 PM.