Originally Posted by DOUGIEB59
Cam specs, i'm not positive... Card is at home, i know its a lumpy comp cam set up w roller lifters... Looking at some 195-ish heads... 8-8.5 compression ratio i think... Only looking to push to mid to hi 400 h/p range... I want a toy, not a death machine... D/b
I JUST WANT IT TO WIND UP LIKE A BANSHEE... GO LIKE HELL TO ABOUT 85-90 MPH AND THEN IM GONNA "CHICKEN OUT"... DONT NEED ANY NEW FRIENDS IN BLUE UNIFORMS...
You're going to want more compression, at least 10:1 if you have a "big lumpy cam". 6500 RPM is EASY for just about any sbc as long as its well balanced and assembled. Your VALVETRAIN is critical though, if you're not worried about power go with a very mild solid cam, with beehive springs and you should be able to run stock rockers and valves.