Originally Posted by crazytown
I recently purchased a 1986 Camaro IROC-Z, Z28. It has a 305 TPI engine with a 700R4 trans. I have a carbuerated 355 built for another project that I want to put into this Camaro now. The motor in the Camaro is the stock 305 190hp TPI engine (not the H.O). The 355 is a 350 bored .030 over, with a mild cam, 2.02 fuelie heads, pete jackson gear drive, torker 2 intake, & holley 600 cfm carb. My questions are:
Should I convert the car over to run the 355 carb. motor or swap the intake & heads off the 305 to make a TPI 355?
How would the TPI swap affect my compression, hp, and performance?
Any and all info. and comments would be appreciated.
only way the compression will change is if you drop a screw down one of the ports
put a timing chain in it,larger injectors and probably a 350 MAF (if they're different), undoubtably a rechip of the puter..
after reading closer, are you sure it's tpi rather than tbi?