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03-24-2012 10:55 PM
bigdog7373
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Originally Posted by blackpanther68
yu know what **** yu. . str8 like dat . id rock yo *** inda jaw if yu said tht shidd in my face fool. . not rockin like nuffin. aint nobody no street racer. but ppl do pull up beside me n test me. . get the **** off my thread clown
You think you're gonna be around long talking like that on this forum, you're dead wrong.
03-21-2012 09:40 PM
blackpanther68
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Originally Posted by Dannyringo
FYI;
Good pic of the Nova you sent...That was my last street rat car, back around 1978/79....That car got down....Mine was red...Also built a Dodge 440 with rock crusher 4 speed and 411 gears...Gobs of tq and the most wild car I ever drove....My first car was a 1967 Camaro with 327 350 hp 4 speed and 373 gears....Last motor I built was a 400 sbc with 5.7 rods and phase 2 chevy cam with 750 cfm carb....Bone breaker but not the tq of the 440! It would pull the wheels off the ground in 2nd gear and keep spinning the tires in 3rd gear...That was the scariest car I ever drove!

Whoa yeah those sound like some wild machines back in the day. I had a 400 sbc I was gonna buy 4 panther. But started thinkin like what am I gonna do with 400ft lbs of torque and 6.6l'z of motoe drinkin gas like a thirsty camel in the desert. So I decided 2 just rebuild this lil 2brl 307. 4 gas purposes and reliablity purposes. Tires in the air in 2nd gear is somethin 2 think of. (In amazement). But again thank yu and firebird 88 4 y'all insights y'all deff gave me some motivation 4 panther. Thanks yall
03-21-2012 09:34 PM
Dannyringo
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Originally Posted by blackpanther68
so the .485/.503 wont b 2 big of a cam. the other member was saying if its over a certain amount the valves will hit etc. and will 3.73 gears b okay?

i kno nothing and i mean nothing about this stall converter thing. i know nothing about what it is or does??
Over cammed for the heads~! .450/460 is max for those heads...Trust me...Unless your going with the old fuelie heads (461/462) and even with those heads max lift for best results is .500 lift...The 305 heads have too small of ports for that big of a cam....Parts mismatched give headaches, not fun from stop light to stoplight....That is what your looking for...Now if they were Vortec heads, go for that high of a cam...But those heads, not me...waste of money on the cam specs...bet you have fuel puddling at the bottom of the intake...not good~!
03-21-2012 09:28 PM
F-BIRD'88
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Originally Posted by blackpanther68
so the .485/.503 wont b 2 big of a cam. the other member was saying if its over a certain amount the valves will hit etc. and will 3.73 gears b okay?

i kno nothing and i mean nothing about this stall converter thing. i know nothing about what it is or does??
don;t wimp it down. Build it exactly as I layed out for you.
ya you want a high stall converter for a cammed up 307.

A stock torque converter will not work.
10" 3500 stall like the B&M #20425 or equal. (th-350) 4.10-4.56 gears.
The lil 307 wants to rev up. No the valves won;t hit with this cam or with the isky Z27 cam.
Get a qualified automotive machinist to help you with the cylinder head machining.
Its pretty straight forward basic stuff. Do the porting yourself first.
03-21-2012 09:28 PM
Dannyringo
car and cam

FYI;
Good pic of the Nova you sent...That was my last street rat car, back around 1978/79....That car got down....Mine was red...Also built a Dodge 440 with rock crusher 4 speed and 411 gears...Gobs of tq and the most wild car I ever drove....My first car was a 1967 Camaro with 327 350 hp 4 speed and 373 gears....Last motor I built was a 400 sbc with 5.7 rods and phase 2 chevy cam with 750 cfm carb....Bone breaker but not the tq of the 440! It would pull the wheels off the ground in 2nd gear and keep spinning the tires in 3rd gear...That was the scariest car I ever drove!
03-21-2012 09:22 PM
blackpanther68
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Originally Posted by F-BIRD'88
Here is a bit tamer version of this basic 307 w ported 416 heads build.
Uses a 10" 3500 stall and 4.10 to 4.56 gears.
Use Lunati street performance solid lifter cam # 401A3LUN
272-282 238-248 .485 .503 112LSA Use lunati 73943 @1.70"

just a little tamer but still a barrel of fun.
Shift it around 6700 rpm or so.

www.lunaticams.com
Ditch the powerglide trans. Its going to be lame behind a 307.
Get a th350 and 10" 3500 high stall.
so the .485/.503 wont b 2 big of a cam. the other member was saying if its over a certain amount the valves will hit etc. and will 3.73 gears b okay?

i kno nothing and i mean nothing about this stall converter thing. i know nothing about what it is or does??
03-21-2012 09:12 PM
Dannyringo
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Originally Posted by blackpanther68
yeah i dont think ill b up near 6,000 rpm unless im doin the 1/4 down budds creek o something. . but now your saying at the end that the quadrajet 750 is good?? you confused me a bit. . yay or nay?
When I saw that you were buying a Q jet, they are a vacuum carb...They only take in the amount necessary and the small primaries will give the low speed punch I was talking about on launch...As speed picks up the large secondaries will catch up and only take in what the motor can take...Compared to a mechanical secondary, or a Holley vacuum secondary, you'll see a big difference with the Q jet...You will have great gas mileage and seat of the pants take offs...It will be almost like fuel injection~!
03-21-2012 09:10 PM
F-BIRD'88 Here is a bit tamer version of this basic 307 w ported 416 heads build.
Uses a 10" 3500 stall and 4.10 to 4.56 gears.
Use Lunati street performance solid lifter cam # 401A3LUN
272-282 238-248 .485 .503 112LSA Use lunati 73943 @1.70"

just a little tamer but still a barrel of fun.
Shift it around 6700 rpm or so.

www.lunaticams.com
Ditch the powerglide trans. Its going to be lame behind a 307.
Get a th350 and 10" 3500 high stall.
03-21-2012 09:03 PM
blackpanther68
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Originally Posted by Dannyringo
Now if you listen closely and do your homework, you'll find out I am right with my information...If you go with the 750 carb, your going to loose low end TQ. Whereas, if you look at dyno results, it will be hard to beat a Quick Fuel 600cfm carb...Why, because unless your buying a new HP holley 750 carb, I can guarantee you, you'll have a bog when you mash the pedal to the metal. You'll get frustrated trying to figure out why and will finally sell it...One the other hand a 600 cfm quick fuel will give you the seat of the pants rocket lauch your looking for in a street machine. The 750cfm would be great if it was going to be built to haul above 6,000 rpm...But I do not think your going to do that that often...Most will be street light to street light and low end TQ is where it is at...The 600cfm will give high velocity to the heads and cam your intending to use...The 750 will fall on it's face off the line..I have seen this first hand when I was young....

P.S. I just saw that your going to use the Q-jet....THat is going to be a very good carb to use....so go for it~!
yeah i dont think ill b up near 6,000 rpm unless im doin the 1/4 down budds creek o something. . but now your saying at the end that the quadrajet 750 is good?? you confused me a bit. . yay or nay?
03-21-2012 09:03 PM
Dannyringo
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Originally Posted by blackpanther68
ive seen th350'z 4 pretty cheap 2 ive neva thought of them tho. . i always thought of the 700r4 cuz i hear they have overdrive.

and switching from an american muscle car 2 a honda civic is like trading your healthy child for a retarded baby with no face. . HELL NIGGIDY NAWWW.thtz dead
TH350's are almost bullet proof...add a 3.50 rear gear and go...373 will smoke alot of cars with the setup I suggest.....450 lift Intake .460ish Exhaust
03-21-2012 09:00 PM
blackpanther68
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Originally Posted by F-BIRD'88
The power glide is not going to work. A th700r4 is a waste of money on this one.
Get a th350 and a high stall converter. Don;t be shy on the converter or gears.

Buy a used Honda civic if you want gas mileage.

ive seen th350'z 4 pretty cheap 2 ive neva thought of them tho. . i always thought of the 700r4 cuz i hear they have overdrive.

and switching from an american muscle car 2 a honda civic is like trading your healthy child for a retarded baby with no face. . HELL NIGGIDY NAWWW.thtz dead
03-21-2012 08:58 PM
Dannyringo
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Originally Posted by blackpanther68
so all of tht stuff f88 firebird mentioned wouldnt b good 4 a daily driver? so far now the parts i do have are aluminum dual plane intake, the quadrajet 750, (friday) the 305ho heads. .

so the things i dont have yet are just the cam 4 real 4real. . the nova has a powerglide tranny 4 now but maybe a 700r4 joint in the future and the type of rear end where 1 tire pulls.

im just looking to get "Black Panther" 2 the point where she stops gettin whooped up on the street when someone tests me. and still be able to put 3 gallons in and drive where i want 2.

o yeah and my family is jii seasoned race car heads. my dad maybe knows how 2 do something with the heads. instead of gwappin it out at a machine shop. if tht means anything. cuz i would like compression up a bit. if the 305'z wont do it
Now if you listen closely and do your homework, you'll find out I am right with my information...If you go with the 750 carb, your going to loose low end TQ. Whereas, if you look at dyno results, it will be hard to beat a Quick Fuel 600cfm carb...Why, because unless your buying a new HP holley 750 carb, I can guarantee you, you'll have a bog when you mash the pedal to the metal. You'll get frustrated trying to figure out why and will finally sell it...One the other hand a 600 cfm quick fuel will give you the seat of the pants rocket lauch your looking for in a street machine. The 750cfm would be great if it was going to be built to haul above 6,000 rpm...But I do not think your going to do that that often...Most will be street light to street light and low end TQ is where it is at...The 600cfm will give high velocity to the heads and cam your intending to use...The 750 will fall on it's face off the line..I have seen this first hand when I was young....

P.S. I just saw that your going to use the Q-jet....THat is going to be a very good carb to use....so go for it~!
03-21-2012 08:52 PM
blackpanther68
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Originally Posted by 327NUT
AHHHHHHH, you're a street racer, well then my suggestions will be kept to myself. I hope you get arrested and your car impounded.

yu know what **** yu. . str8 like dat . id rock yo *** inda jaw if yu said tht shidd in my face fool. . not rockin like nuffin. aint nobody no street racer. but ppl do pull up beside me n test me. . get the **** off my thread clown
03-21-2012 08:51 PM
F-BIRD'88 The power glide is not going to work. A th700r4 is a waste of money on this one.
Get a th350 and a high stall converter. Don;t be shy on the converter or gears.

Buy a used Honda civic if you want gas mileage.
This car will drive very well on the street if you can keep your foot out of the gas it won;t be that bad on gas.
The cylinder head prep-machining is low buck dirt simple, near stock.
This is about as low buck as you can go.
Yes you can drive this to work.
The street fun factor will be hard to beat. You'll have a real fun 307 Nova.
03-21-2012 08:47 PM
Dannyringo
hyd cam vs mechanical cam

Quote:
Originally Posted by blackpanther68
so the lift on this cam is 454/468 is that 2 much?? cuz tht cam defintely did sound pretty good. . ive been viewin alot of howard cams so im try find something along the same lines as tht. .

my whole question from the jump was tho. ., what about a mechanical flat tappet or something different than just the hyd. . sice the member at the top says hyds are girlie man cams. lls

Everyone of my builds has been the Hyd. flat tappet cam,.Chevy, Ford and Chrysler have been making them for the last 50 years and they made zillions of them and all were tried and true. Once set, you can forget about them. Do you really plan on turning 7,00 rpm on the street today? Do you know what police do today, compared to yesterday....In the late 60's and 70's I only received 3 tickets for speeding, thank god on the highway and not on the street was I ever caught...Today, your car will get impounded and today you stand a better chance of loosing your ride, than yesterday...I can tell you this, because I was a Police officer in the 80's and have seen how times have changed in the last 10-15 years....

Hyd cams work well and are dependable and make hardly any noise compared to Mechanical...Also, your going to have to mess with the Mechanical valve train when MURPHY says you have to...You know Murphy..He gets into everything at the worst times, like when it is snowing 10 ft 5 up to your butt...Just my 3 cents with building a vehicle that is dependable, reliable and gives you time to spend with your girl friends and buddies as they try to fix their cars running Mechanical BIG CAM RUPPITY RUP cars when they break.....Kind of like being in a front line combat unit...All the parts in your weapon were made by the lowest bidders! Moreover, we all cheat trying to buy the best cheapest parts...
Sh@# happens
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