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Old 12-11-2012, 08:42 PM
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thoughts/help/insults on my engine combo??

hey guys, funds are tight now so its a no go on the 383, but this is what im thinking instead, im open to all opinion/insults/help/thoughts.... whatever. just tell me what yall think, if im figuring this right, and how you think it might run.
350 block +.030
flat top 2 valve relief +5.00 cc pistons
double hump 2.02/1.60 valve 64cc heads (port, polish, double spring,... the works)
im leaning towards the comp thumpr cam,279/297 .... 227/241 @.050.....479/.469 lift.

the only reason im leaning towards this cam is because iv heard them before and they do sound pretty good... but have no idea on the streetability of it. maybe a few thoughts on some other cams a little more streetable but still achieve a slight choppy idle, something that idles at normal RPM, but noticeable chop. the only thing i have to buy for this combo is pistons and cam, so its cheap... which is what i like. double check my math here but im getting
4.030 bore
3.480 stroke
64CC head
+5.00 CC piston
.025 deck clearance
.040 head gasket compression height
im getting 9.79 compression.

if i was to chose a thin .015 head gasket im coming up with 10.38. issues with this is iv never used a thin gasket before and have no idea on the reliability of a thinner one, and is 10.38 too much for 87 fuel, or would i pull it off with the right cam?? start sending some thoughts this way, thanks
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