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Old 03-01-2005, 03:23 PM
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How does this setup look? Please help.

79 Camaro, full interior, about 3500 lbs.
406 CID 2 bolt, studded
Eagle 4340 steel crank
Eagle "H" beam rods
Ross "mini-dome" pistons (probably 11.5:1 comp.)
Cammotion custom grind solid lift cam, Duration - 261 int. 274 exh.
Lift - 553 int. 558 exh. 112 lobe sep.
Pro Topline 220 heads
1.5 rockers, 8" pushrods
Victor Junior intake
Pro Systems 850 cfm carb.
Holley 140 fuel pump
CAM2 100 octane fuel
Electric water pump and fan
Only thing connected to motor is alternator
Hooker 1 7/8" ceramic coated headers
3" dual exhaust flowing through flowmasters
Turbo 350 tranny with shift kit
Approx. 3000 rpm stall converter
3.73 posi
28 x 10.5 slicks
Soft front springs
Traction bars on the rear

The motor sounds and pulls very strong. I'm wondering two major things.........How much horsepower am I getting, and what E.T. and MPH could I roughly expect in the quarter? I'm told the cam would do better with more like a 4.56 gear. But I want to short-shift it and baby the motor. What do you think? ANY info would be greatly appreciated. I could also use plenty of tips. I got out of bracket racing around 1980 (married, with children) and am now getting back into it (children moved out!) Boy, have things changed! It's a 10 bolt rear, but I am putting a C-clip eliminator kit in it.

Again, ANY help would be greatly appreciated.

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Its only the second time Ive used this prog since I just got it but I came up with 595hp and 481 trq at 6500rpm if that helps ya any.

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There is really only 1 true way to find ET and MPH .

What comes out on paper can be (and most of the time is) quite a bit different than what happens on the track. Besides . . . its more fun to be surprised. I dont think you'll be disappointed. I imagine with that stall and torque you have all the umph you need and I dont think you'd benefit much from higher gears. 4.10's maybe but with higher gears you'll be spinning that motor up pretty high by the end of the quarter and that really doesn't fall under the category of babying the motor. Your setup seems pretty well matched. That said, its a fairly high RPM power making setup.

I hope your th-350 is decently built . Have fun.
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Thanks for the advice. I plan on keeping the gears that are in it now. I am just worried if I might have too much cam for the gears. I was thinking about going with a milder hydraulic cam. Less work, and I want the car to run maybe 12.50's, not high 11's as some have suggested it should run. Also, I could then run 92 octane gas instead of 100. (I think.......the dome pistons may say that I have to stay with the high octane regardless of the cam, right?)
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tranny won't last

Way too many ponies for a stock tranny and with slicks...
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Fingers crossed that it doesn't hook . If you are determined to run slicks Id be looking into a th-400 or fairly bulletproof th-350.
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What about using a powerglide? The transmission rear mount location is the same, at least. I want it to hook.....I'm going to be bracket racing and want consistant E.T.'s. Is the TCI glide any good?
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