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Old 01-14-2005, 12:39 PM
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what will make my car faster

hello, i have a 1968 camaro ss that i would like to supe up. it has a 350 turbo trans. with a 383 stroker bored 60 over with a hei distributor and a shift kit for the trans. right now i do not have posi. trac but will soon. thank you for your replies, trent.
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Old 01-14-2005, 12:51 PM
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Im a little puzzled...if its a 383....what did it start out as if its bored .060 over ? If its a .060 over 350 block...its not a 383...but if it is .060 over than it cant be from a 350 block, so Im a little confused
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Old 01-14-2005, 01:07 PM
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going faster

Cubic Dollars = Linier Horsepower; how fast do you want to go?
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I would start with a set of higher gears and a posi.

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How about a little more information on what you already have? Like carb, intake, heads, compression ratio, cam specs, exhaust system.
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A different driver maybe
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Old 01-15-2005, 01:10 AM
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a 454 w/a supercharger and NOS MIGHT...... give you a LITTLE.. more power
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Old 01-15-2005, 01:25 AM
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How can you give advice with the details given?

"I would start with a set of higher gears and a posi."

We don't know what gears he has now. What if he already has too much gear? We don't know what stall (if any), cam, tire height, etc.. No possible way to give decent advice.

If you have a stroker and it started life as a 350 and is now bored .060 over and has a 3.75" stroke, what you actually have is a 388 (not a 383). A 383 is the same as above except bored .030 over.

If you are serious and want helpful advice you need to provide more details. Cam specs, heads, intake, carb, compression, gears, stall, tire size, weight of the car, What's it run now? Where do you want it to be faster (do you mean fast or quick?). How fast do you want to go?

I know that seems like a lot of questions and you might not even know the answer to all of them but, if you want to get good advice you have to provide as much info as you can.

I agree a posi would be a BIG step in the right direction, while it WILL NOT make your car "faster" it will give you more potential off the line to be quicker.

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Old 01-15-2005, 01:28 AM
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camaroman that seems to be a hell of a motor in the car on your pic.... no details needed.. hah a pictures worth a thousand words.... whew
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trent,

First, welcome to Hotrodders.com,

You started to give all the info, we just need more.

Don't get turned off from the posts so far, it's just that SO MANY people ask for help without giving ANY info.

There are lots of very experienced people who post to help here.

And I enjoy helping the next generation of hot rodders most.

Do ask because otherwise, learning gets very $$$$ expensive very quick on a hot rod project.......

(and sometimes we do get just plain "crotchity", but for some good reason... usually experience... )
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Old 01-16-2005, 09:36 AM
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I was assuming that since he didnt have a posi yet and was considering one, that he also had stock gears. In that case, some 3.55-3.73 gears would give the car some more pop no matter what the other components are if the stock gears were a 3.08 or something. Plus I assumed that he would write back for more info.

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Old 01-16-2005, 09:42 AM
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deja vu

I think max keith hangs around the same speed shop I do. Everytime I build a motor the owner asks how much I want to spend this time.
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Old 01-16-2005, 09:42 AM
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honestly, a gear upgrade will make any car make the biggest gains for the lowest buck, to an extent. This is definately true, however, for street cars.

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Old 01-16-2005, 10:31 AM
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The first guestion I would ask is , do you want to go fast or do you want to be quick in the 1/4 mile. There is a differance, fast or quick?
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$$$ cubic = HP linier

Could be Bracketeer.
Thats why Ive always done as much of my own work as I absolutely could. When your broke white trash like me, you dont have a lot of bucks to drop in someone elses pocket. You either make it yourself or do with out.
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