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Old 10-29-2012, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by vinniekq2 View Post
your cam is too small, use a 750 double pumper. what size primary tubes on the headers? a mild 330 horse 350 is going to have higher torque figures that engine is doing what it should with those parts.
usually if you use 1.7 rockers on a small block,the stud needs to be relocated.
your cam needs more duration more than more lift.use a cam that allows 6200 rpm and the hp will rise
cam is too small for what though? the cam he has is actually a very good match to his car- BUT it doesn't make the peak power he wants.

He either has to give up power where he uses it for power where he wants it (a dumb but often followed idea) or get a cam with relatively as small duration but more aggressive lobes.

keep in mind he's running crappy 882 heads with an untuned carb and 2.73 gears...

To solve this whole problem I'd just give up on peak power numbers (they're meaningless on the street) and focus on getting your midrange as high as possible. Build for where you drive, not for the dyno sheet that rides in the glovebox with you.
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