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If you want to really tame that thing... a good EFI swap would really help, and I assume you have experience in that area.

A custom built top end carb could greatly help as well, but price one of those and then price a EFI conversion.

I was actually tossing that idea around,but which system is the best one and most reliable?

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look into "Big Stuff", problem is you need dyno time to set the fuel curves
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look into "Big Stuff", problem is you need dyno time to set the fuel curves
Less dyno time than a carb would require. And most dynos only allow you to set WOT fuel curves. The rest is done on the street by logging your data- which is much easier with EFI than a carb.
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I was actually tossing that idea around,but which system is the best one and most reliable?
I like the MS systems. For all the bells and whistles you'd need an MS3 unit, but an MS1 unit would provide more/better tuning capability than a carb.

You'd also need a high pressure fuel pump, and either somesort of TBI unit or a new or modified intake to run multiport.
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Less dyno time than a carb would require. And most dynos only allow you to set WOT fuel curves. The rest is done on the street by logging your data- which is much easier with EFI than a carb.
This I am familiar with.
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I just wanted to say............. VIDEO? SOUND? PLS?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nh7ETyG9JE
Video of idle.

On a side not base don the previous conversation with the 11.3 compression and the timing locked out at 34 degrees would I be able to run 93 octane pump gas cruising around locally?
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If the compression ratio is 11.3:1 mix the 93 with some 110 unleaded. 50-50
If you can afford a car like that, you can afford to put the correct fuel in it.
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engine sounds strong. needs a little TLC.what valve lash are you using?
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If the compression ratio is 11.3:1 mix the 93 with some 110 unleaded. 50-50
If you can afford a car like that, you can afford to put the correct fuel in it.
Well the $$$$ is not the issue, I can afford to drop 100 octane which we have at a gas station 3 miles away, but the issue is when I cruise it to a show and may need to fill up somewhere else in a pinch..Would running 93 in a pinch when cruising home be a bad thing? I have a 15 gallon cell and am assuming the car would get about 5 mpg so it limits my distance I can go.
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engine sounds strong. needs a little TLC.what valve lash are you using?
I actually dont know have'nt checked that yet. Pretty much still set up the way I got it. Im assuming it needs and adjustment by now. Would you go by the cam card recommendations? I normally keep my valves around 20-22 thou, cold..
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different cams have different lash settings. It sounds like a loose lash cam.Im guessing 028 ish? by the sound. 93 octane will work and you should get 10 MPG at 65 ish in high gear
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Hey Vinnie, Since you have a similar set up, what do you think the usable power band is and what is my safe redline?
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My engine made peak torque @ 4750 and peak HP @ 6500 there fore in my application the engine is fabulous(just my opinion) from 4,000-6800. You Cam is about the same as mine.You have a bigger intake and a little smaller engine.I would guess that from 4300-7800 would be a use able range,especially if you road RACED. I wouldnt spent a lot of time at 7800 with out shaft rockers,though Im sure your girdle system is just fine.The only thing I would even consider changing on your car would be a 5 speed. Your car is more race oriented than mine. probably makes as much or more power too.
I would have a couple chips for your ignition too. a 7500 RPM chip would keep that engine glued together with it bordering on too much power for daily use and not rain friendly.
Have you driven the car hard yet?
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Have you driven the car hard yet?
No...Scared of it actually..LOL Contemplating either selling the engine or tuning it down a bit for street use. I would be happy with 400-450hp. Im guessing this one is around 600-700 ish...

As far as the MSD chips, the MSD box I have does not use chips, it has adjustable dip switches. I have it set at a 7400 rpm limiter as of now


What would be a fair price for this engine and tranny set up and you know of anyone interested?
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