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Old 01-14-2013, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by mikebuongiorno View Post
yes, I was thinking about the OEM GM Performance 350/290 from jegs, shortblock is $1900 delivered. I guess the question is, what cam would one of you gurus recommend to move the HP up the RPM line and REDUCE the torque numbers (remember, my driveline breaks at around 300-350ftlbs according to the corvair guys).
Its still going to make more tq just higher up in the rpm band. A bigger camis not the solution. Stock would be best. Even a smaller oem cam would be better than most aftermarket cams.

Also the 290 is a gm performance parts engines. I think the oem engines are even cheaper. But the 290 is a good shortblock. I would buy a long block to get heads and cam as well.
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