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Old 02-18-2004, 11:44 PM
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opinion needed on a combo, cam advice

here is my setup plan for the summer

74 351W stock internals
stock heads with mild port job 8:1 comp stock
edelbrock rpm air gap intake
1" 4 hole carb spacer
holley 670cfm carb
hooker comp headers

cam i was looking at getting from a bud is a comp XE268H cam
224/230 .509/.512


i'm thinking that i'll need to mill the heads and/or run thinner copper head gaskets to make the combo function better, but comp cams doesn't list a compression that the cam likes to have. Also, does anyone know if power brakes will still function without a canister or pump?

i'd like to be able to run 87 gas in the car, if that makes a difference - i'm willing to sacrifice the added power of compression if i can save on fuel, since canadian fuel is insane.

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Old 02-19-2004, 09:01 AM
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Why don't you just call Comp for their advice? That cam sounds to be in the ballpark but they could get you closer. I would say to adjust head gaskets to achieve the desired quench - not to adjust compression. Anyone else?

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a rebuild is in the works, along with some better heads, but just was wondering if this would run like a dog with one leg
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