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64 c10 bobby 02-01-2013 02:31 PM

hello fellow rodders
name is bob i have a 64 c10 all original it seems to skip time a little im in the process of changing cam,lifters timing gears.any recommendations on cam? and can i hot it up a tad bit? thanks all.

snakebit68 02-01-2013 03:48 PM

Hi Bob,
Of course you can liven up the cam a little. Depends on how you use your truck, but if you're just looking for a little better throttle response and low end torque you can something along the lines of a Comp Cam High Energy cam...great little cam. I use them in a couple of my work trucks and they perform better then stock and actually seem to have improved fuel mileage also. really doesn't have that lopey idle...pretty smooth with just a barely audible skip in the idle

RWENUTS 02-01-2013 05:22 PM

WElcome Bobby!!
Six banger or smallblock.

vinniekq2 02-01-2013 07:39 PM

welcome to the forum.I hope you enjoy it here.Tell us about your truck and what you expect? Im sure we can toss a few good ideas out there.
also state what you are looking for in the way of performance?

64 c10 bobby 02-01-2013 08:44 PM

its a six 230 daily driver.

64 c10 bobby 02-01-2013 08:56 PM

vinnie as of now just keeping it running with a little performance its already lowered but i definitley need new springs im thinking as low as possible without using notches or drop spindles you know the rolling definitley cam lifters and timing gears head was rebuilt lastyear.thanks any and all suggestions and guidance would be greatly appreciated

vinniekq2 02-01-2013 08:57 PM

The six is a great engine.It does not make huge power due to the head design.Open up the exhaust and if you can find a 4 bbl intake that helps a lot.

F1 Owner 02-02-2013 03:22 AM

Hi Bob, & welcome !!!
Try linking Clifford Performance :: Make 6 = 8 they truly are 6 banger performance wizards. They have oodles of 64 & up Chevy 6 hop up parts.
Hope that helps . Rick

RWENUTS 02-02-2013 08:24 AM

More six banger stuff.
My old 65 with a 230 I ran a set of Langdon's cast iron headers, HEI, and Offy intake and holley 350 2 bbl.
Greatest improvement was from the HEI.

Langdon's Stovebolt Engine Co. | Specializing in GM 6 Cylinder High Performance Parts

snakebit68 02-02-2013 08:41 AM

Ibet that HEI really helped. Doubled the voltage to them plugs probably improved fuel economy too...well maybe not with that Offie intake. LOL

RWENUTS 02-02-2013 09:35 AM

About as aerodynamic as a barn!!
What's that??? LOL!!!

BigEd36 02-02-2013 10:15 AM

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In addition to Clifford Performance and Langdon's Stovebolt Engine Co. already mentioned here are some other sites devoted to inline 6 performance and parts.

Inliners International devoted to all Inline powered vehicles

Autowerks - 250/292 products

Info about lump heads for the inline sixes

Bobby, don't discount the capabilities of the Chevy sixes, they're great little engines. Cams and other parts are available to really make 'em go! For an example, the attachment is a screen shot from the Howards Cams catalog with the listings for 194, 230, and 250 sixes. (In these listings the "Note 1" at the right means "Stock (O.E.) valve springs can not be used".

snakebit68 02-02-2013 10:28 AM

6 banger
Hey...honestly there are a couple of guys running straight sixes on their rail dragsters and putting them into the 8's in the 1/4. Thats impressive!

BigEd36 02-02-2013 10:50 AM


Originally Posted by snakebit68 (Post 1641743)
Hey...honestly there are a couple of guys running straight sixes on their rail dragsters and putting them into the 8's in the 1/4. Thats impressive!

The mighty six has turned 8.44 at 160 mph in a '36 Chevy pickup! On DOT tires!

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