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Old 11-13-2012, 04:58 AM
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A 396 with a final gear ratio:
325 to 350hp for gear 3.00 and less with stock stall converter, manifolds
350 to 400 hp for 3.00 to 3.70 with a 2500 stall, manifolds or headers
400 to 450 for 3.70 to 4.10 with a 3000 stall, headers

Add 50hp if you start with a 454.

General 396 setup:
325 to 350 hp: 8 to 8.5:1 cr, cam with 205 to 212 degrees at 0.050"
350 to 400hp: 8.5 to 9.5:1 cr, cam with 212 to 224 degrees at 0.050"
400 to 450hp: 9.5 to 10:1 cr, cam with 224 to 240 degrees at 0.050"
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