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Old 08-24-2009, 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by techinspector1
Here's an example of a timing set I might use on a budget rebuild for a street motor. The crank sprocket is hardened, but the cam sprocket is not....

I might use this set if I were building a more performance-oriented motor. Both sprockets are hardened and the set is hand-matched at the factory....

If I were interested in changing the cam phasing to find the sweet spot cam-crank I might use a Hex-A-Just set like this...
and a timing cover like this to allow easy access to the adjustment....
Thanks for the links. I've noticed quite a few of your post while reading different threads on engine builds. You seem quite knowledgeable about engines, mind if I pick your brain for some info. What do you think of the parts that I have purchase to build my 383? bear in mind I am doing this on a budget. The engine is going into a 77 Chevy short box 4 linked on 46" tires. It will be mated to a 4 speed, and running 5:13 gears. The Engine will be running 1 5/8" long tube headers and 3" exhaust. What do you think this engine is capable of making in torque and horsepower? My goal was 500 for both.
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