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I suppose this has been posted at some time, but I don't have the patience to look through all the old posts, so I'm asking again.

Here is the setup. I have a 30 Model a coupe. The power will be a 350 SBC with a 350TH transmission. I plan to start with a GM aluminum intake and a quadrajet (cause I have them and they was cheap!). The power will get to the pavement through an 8 inch ford. Right now it has the stock 2.79 gears (open). Tires are 275r60x15, 28 inch diameter. That will give me right at 2000 rpm at 60 mph.

I am not building a drag racer (even though my 18 year old son would love that). My wife and I want to cruise with it, maybe hit some of the shows. I could care less about trophies, I just like to look at rods and hang out with car guys. A nice lope wouldn't hurt my feelings, as long as the low end torque is still there. (Removing excess rubber from the rear tire(s) could happen). I wouldn't be opposed to a mild stall converter if it would work with the above gearing. I may be tempted to drop the gear ratio some if I can find a deal on a used 8" center section, but for highway without overdrive, the 2.79's don't bother me.

Now you have the base coupe. I think I'll go with a Summit cam kit. Made in the USA, can't beat the price, and Summit stuff seems to be good quality. I'm thinking their 204/214 with .420/.442 lift number would be good. My son is lobbying for the 214/224- .442/.465 or .224/.224-.465/.465. Would these work with a stock converter?

I know you guys are not shy of opinions. Hop in and give me a hand.

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Old 04-07-2003, 07:18 PM
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both will work with stock converter, the 214 - 224 will give a slight lopey idle, the 204 - 214 will give it a smooth idle. with 2.79 gears, I`d go with the 204 - 214, it would work better with that high a gear ratio torque wise.
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