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Old 03-10-2004, 10:17 PM
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All this changing cams stuff is a little premature I would think. why not just move the cam around first and see what the engine wants instead of what the driver wants. If there is plenty of p/v clearance,advance the cam 4 degrees. Take a comp test and then move it back 2 degrees and move it around till u get the highest comp reading. You dont even have to have the front of the engine together to do this. Just spin the starter,of course once uve got the rockers back on.You only have to have the ones on #1 so it wont take long to do.
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Old 03-10-2004, 10:38 PM
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hmm i was planing on a 350 for my camaro. aiming for 13's but guess now i'll take my dads advice and build a 400 destroker 350.
anyone know where i can get a 400 block and a 327 crank?
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Old 03-10-2004, 10:39 PM
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I don't understand why your power isn't low now. Thats not that big of a cam. I would be looking more at stuff like how my distributer is advancing myself,is the vacuum hose on the right port etc.
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gettin off the subject, but don`t you need a 350 crank then you would have a 377?
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Old 03-11-2004, 04:27 AM
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In reply about the 327 crank. Find yourself a cheap 307 as they have the same stroke as the 327's. But I'm no expert in this area and I'm sure we'll get more info from the following posts!
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Old 03-11-2004, 04:42 PM
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rifraf,...what I`m saying is with my 230/234 camshaft it needs a bigger stall than my 2400 stall .....there is just too much room from hitting the gas peddle to the power range. By the time you get to your power range probably 4000rpms you already got smoked. OR more compression will help this out.

Maybe it is a small cam for alot of hot rodders but it still needs the correct combo.
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Old 03-11-2004, 06:49 PM
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Yeah,I understand. Ya cant beat a big stall for coming out of the hole quick,nothing I know will replace that with low gears. I have run rhodes a few times,from what your saying you want I think you will be disappointed. they do help a small amount at best,the price of that small amount it a ticky annoying sound,like a solid except it varies. A little distributer tweaking may help you a little,not what ya want,but maybe better.
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Hey,

Thanks for all the replies...

Sounds like Rhodes lifters aren't the anwer.

I think I'm going to swap the cam & lifters for a comp XE 262 or 256 and put on another intake that I have.

Side note: I also have an Edelbrock C3BX intake manifold. It actually looks like it's a little more high-rise than the Performer but not quite as tall as the RPM intake. Anyone with any experience with or knowledge of a C3BX? I'm wondering if it would be a compromise between the other two?

I ran the C3BX on my car for a long time with good results before builing up my engine.

When I get the money for gears and stall then I'll swap the XE268 back in there.

I think the torque-ier combo will be alot more fun to drive around town and will be alot quicker off the line with the gearing and stall that are there now.

Appreciate all the suggestions.

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Old 03-12-2004, 06:39 AM
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