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Old 09-10-2002, 07:55 PM
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I have an 84 Camaro Sport Coupe. I built a 4 bolt 355 for it I put a Comp Cam in, it has .483 lift and 280 degrees of duration. I put an edelbrock performer RPM and and Edelbrock performer 600 cfm carb on. I removed all computer connections and I have a stock vacuum advance distributor. I have a stock converter stock 700R4 and 3.08 rear end, I am saving up money for AirFlow Research heads, a weiand stealth intake and a reman Q-Jet, I am getting the Tranny rebuilt with performace shift kits and stuff and also a 3.73 posi. But right now I am looking for some modifications to give my car some torque. I am open for any suggestion.

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Do the 3.73 posi first. It will make the biggest differance of anything you can do for low end torque.

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i would replace the gears out back first.. will enable the cam to get into the power band quicker.
280 duration and torque is a conflict because with a stock converter,,you are not allowing the engine to flash up to maximum torque,, but rather bog until the weight of the car overcomes the low stall speed .. the result is excess tire spin and slow engine excelleration.. trade off with a looser converter is quicker engine response and loss of torque if the converter installed has more stall speed than the minimum rpm that torque is produced by the engine with the given parts installed.. torque gets the weight moving,, hp keeps it going forward....in other words.. finding the rpm that max torque occurs with the gear you want to run will determine what stall speed converter to install.
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