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Old 12-04-2012, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by ap72 View Post
With those mild parts you're going to need to stay conservative to get good power out of it.

I'd use this cam or milder: Howards Cams Hydraulic Roller Camshafts 180885-08 -
That looks to be at about the top of the range cam for these heads from what I've read..... It may be the direction I head, thanks.
I don't race the car... kinda pointless really. I drive it almost daily, my wife drives it regularly as well.
I forgot one more item... I want the car to get reasonable fuel milage. Hoping to get 15mpg on a regular basis, better on the hwy. That's one reason I'de planned to stay with the lower stall convertor.

Everything in the list above... I already have in the car in it's mode. The motor has exessive crankshaft endplay though, so I figured since it'll need crank work, now's the time to go 383.
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