Originally Posted by hcompton
Its a big block that cam is not that big. For a small block maybe but for big block its just normal big not high rpm.
@cdminter59 2800 - 7000 rpm range with a 454. What?? no not that high rpm and the big block will make some good power down low. Did you miss where he said its a 454 bored 60 over. that is a large piston it will take a pretty big cam.
It will be pretty tame since the car is very light and the motor will make alot of tq down low it will pull away from lights gently enough. Engine probably wont even notice the car is connected. But have you thought about an auto. th700r4 would be a much better choice than the muncie. If its numbers matching then pull it and set it aside. The big block will break it for sure at some point if you drive it long enough. Also the auto will be a half second faster in the quarter. Maybe more since you will loose tracktion alot with the big block and heavy clutch.
hcompton, I stated the operating rpms of the Lunati camshaft he has. Solid Roller Street/Strip 2800 - 7000 249/255 .663"/.680" 110/106 40110733. I said he would need a low enough rear end that when cruising at 55-60 mph he would be taching 3000-3500 rpms.