Originally Posted by 82CHEVY388
First off Im new to the site so please be patient with me. I'm building a 388 sbc for my 82 chevy lwb pickup. Just something to play with on the weekends. Its a 010 block from a 78 3/4 truck bored 60 over. I have a eagles rotating assembly that should bring it up to a 388. I have a set of camel hump heads with 2.02/ 160 valves. I need help with selecting a cam with intake and carb. I was hoping to get into the 400-450 hp range with something that had a good sound to it also. I imagine something with good tq because its a truck. Any help and suggestion will be grealty appreciated.
Unfortunately not the best head choice for this power range, to make up the deficiencies of ancient camel hump technology to get to this power level will take more compression and more cam, that kind-of tosses the idea of low end torque and puts in top end horsepower.
I'd say you're looking at something along the lines of a Comp XE294