Originally Posted by 1Gary
I understand totally how a project can grow and you don't have a money tree to pluck in your backyard.You have seen all of us going on about matched parts builds and the reasons why that is.I wasn't talking about drive-ability or performance issues with a cam swap.Just one or two steps above what you have now still using your head so you could use what you have for the rest like the T/C.As you know with a good tune on it that in it's self will change the flash on the T/C you have based on the engine's output.
Worst case is another 400 to 500 bucks total for a different cam/kit without "shopping" it at all.But still kind of keeping it kind of conservative using your head as you have so far.
You have gone this far.........so to do that would kind of close the deal.
I actually had the same thought, was looking at a 272-280ish cam, which is likely as far as I would go with 2200 - 2300 stall, but to spend the money, and then likely want more next summer anyways, seemed counter productive.....I figured the "responsible" thing to do was drive it with this combo for the summer, and if its not enough, then i would likely go to TH350, 3500 stall, 411's and a big solid next summer. Right now the car is set up to turn corners, big bars, good shocks and springs, 17" sticky tires, but it hasn't got a prayer of hooking up even with the power it has now. I haven't ever had something that actually turns corners worth a damn, so i may like it lol. That and lets be honest, I have a bad habit of getting bored and moving on to something else. So I will see how it feels this year, and if i love the car, and wanna go fast straight, then I will look at cam and converter etc next winter.
Like I said, I'm really hoping to be in the 400hp ball park this summer and see how that feels.