Originally Posted by LATECH
Use the 350 block
Use the #94 heads
Use the 10/10 crank
Use the bearings you have too
Use the 76 intake you have , just need the 72-79 intake set for it to work. Use a 1972 up gasket set for the assembly.
You also have timing set , use that
The cam you listed 198/212 @.050 is an ok choice for a close to stock setup
About the only thing I dont see is an oil pump and gasket set. That shouldnt run more than about 200 bucks . That will give you a running engine.USE A STOCK Pressure Oil pump, not high volume/high pressure.
Do you have timing cover and balancer/pulleys and engine brackets?
Is the intake a 2 barrel?
i already bought a gasket kit when i got the car and the 350 did come with an oil pump. i've got a couple of timing covers (2 455's to rob of parts).
i'm transferring as much as possible from the 70 455 to the 350. i still have hopes of building the 76 455 if the block checks out.
now, in alabama we pretty much don't get cold weather. i think i want to completely block the exhaust crossovers.
will the stainless steel plates do the job? will i suffer exhaust leaks since my heads have the 4 bolt hole pattern? will shimming the center of the head make it more of a possibility? because it seems like that's basically what i'd be doing
does the "shoving tinfoil down the port" trick work or is it a recipe for disaster? i'm mostly interested in this because it supposedly improves the exhaust note. i'm not expecting a lot of gains from it.
will the 670 cfm carb be too much for this engine?