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Old 03-09-2005, 08:20 PM
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Building a 383 for an S-10.

I'm looking for some help with putting a good engine combination together. I'm in the process of building a 383 for my 89 S-10 that I intend to use for a hot street kind of deal that I'd take out to the track from time to time (what most people on this board want to do with their cars/trucks).

I've been doing a lot of reading on here lately and have decided against a gear drive due to the harmonic affects and annoyance. What I want to do is use a roller cam/valve train and I'm not sure what to go with. I don't want to just buy a lot of expensive parts and hope they work together.

For heads I was looking toward a set of 64cc Combustion chamber Motown 220's or Sportsman II's. This would put my Compression Ration near 11:1. The 220's should be alright for the roller cam I believe, but I'm limited to the iron ones because I need straight plugs to work with the shorty headers for the S-10. I know fenderwells would be the best route, but they're pricey and I don't want to deal with the problems of installing/uninstalling them.

For an induction system, I do intend to use a fair ammount of nitrous, a minimum of 250hp setup. As far as an intake goes, I have been leaning toward a Victor Jr. type setup.

I basically want to know if I'm being led in the wrong direction with the cam/intake system since I'm limited to the shorty headers into dual 2.5 exhaust w/H-pipe. I don't want to end up having a cam lifting .600 and an engine flowing its maximum at .500 lift. If you're concerned about porting, I'm going to assume for now that I will leave the intake and heads as cast to rule out inconsistancies.

Thanks for any help, I know you guys get this all the time, and it probably won't stop soon, so the more suggestions the better. I really appreciate all of the knowlege offered on this board.

p.s. I will be using a braced Ford 9" rearend with 3.73-4.11 gears with either a spool (cheaper) or a posi if I can find one at a reasonable price.

Matt

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Old 03-09-2005, 10:09 PM
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Don't even cosider a spool for the street. How is your chassis going to be set up?
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At 11:1 you will need a cam with at least 234o of duration @ .050". At 234o you will still need some extra mods.

Don't run a spool on the street unless you like sheared lug nuts going into corners.
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It's going to be a ladder bar suspension using the stock frame rails. Yea, I figured that'd be something I'd run into with a spool, I just don't want to "peg-leg" when I heat up the tires. I guess I should be looking toward something more like a locker, I just don't think that posi's have the grip that I'm looking for. Especially since I KNOW that I'll be doing "dry burnouts"
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[QUOTE=lluciano77]At 11:1 you will need a cam with at least 234o of duration @ .050". At 234o you will still need some extra mods.
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Is that in reference to a typical roller cam?
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