thank you all for replying!
Originally Posted by Mr. P-Body
Well, it certainly IS different... (:- Interesting refering to the engine as "354".
From looking at the pics, they appear to be the "D-port" castings.
Be careful as it's real "easy" to over-cam a 350P.
Compression is important, so the chamber information is necessary.
point #1, i call an engine by the inches! im short, so i need all i can get!
point #2, look a little closer at the picture. those are casting # 77's D port cast irons!
the edelbrocks i have are supposedly 72cc round port heads. they are bolted on the engine, so i cannot measue them.
the 354 these said heads are on, i drove it around the property (in a 77 t/a)for a couple of weeks until i decided that a 13.1 was not good enough for my hotrod. TRANSPLANT TIME!
however its got some kind of valve train problem, like a sticky lifter, mabe a valve spring, i dont know yet. but it would miss like a bad dog!
im thinking its a lifter, so i want to re-cam it.
but right now im on a slim budjet, and i gotta order a scatter sheild and a throwout bearing next. then i gotta convert the hotrod from an auto..
the joys of fabrication.