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Old 01-13-2012, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by ethn_bert
Ditch the peanut ports and go for some closed chamber heads and you can get away with that cam and factory flat top pistons. Otherwise you will need some domes and serious work on the peanut ports. That will save you a couple hundred dollars
Originally Posted by matts37chev
I also, have based my engine build on that series of articles (it helped me choose a cam)
but I was a little farther into the head and cam upgrades that they did in later articles, with the same motor.
I dont have the peanuts
I have some 781s that have been cut for larger valves

Originally Posted by ethn_bert
I used the article cobalt posted for my Nova

However I ended up running 8 to1 compression In order to run 87 octane.
I was asking how your 8:1 comp. works with the XE 268 cam that was used in the build, in the magazine article

but you used a lot smaller cam
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