Originally Posted by vinniekq2
when you build a full race solid roller 355 you wont find many better than Gary1.He has experience with $40,000 plus engines.
true a 305 can perform fair,the biggest problem is the big crutch of a very small bore.Thats why fbird says to use a blower on them.A 305 compared to a 302 would get destroyed in a horse power comparison,because of that a lot of users/members do not put a lot of effort into making horse power with a 305. If you really want to put a little money in a 305 and want a lumpy idle,then use a low lift,tight lsa cam with a 102 icl and vortec heads.
look at tight circle track cams that use restricted valve lift cams
Vortec heads aren't needed for the sound, they will help flow somewhat and they have no exhaust crossover but they'll also reduce compression- they're not a perfect head for every street car. And the 305 Vortec heads will keep the compression up but they need some bowl work- again no free lunch.
Why 102 ICL? Of all of the cam specs they're are that one seem really random and arbitrary give no other information- that being said one of my favorite cams for a near stock engine does have a 102 ICL, 274h06, which is reboxed and sold by about 5 companies (Summit, Elgin, Comp, Howards, and maybe Melling?) is a pretty mild cam with a nice sound and can run on a cheap set of "z28" springs.