Originally Posted by Smalls83
Thank you and yes, money will be well spent. I'm a engine tech...heavy equipment... most important is the powertrain, build it perfect and it will never fail you.. body panels is the least of my concern... and yes I'll save and pony up for the trans.. I'm a manual tranny guy..I love the Intel man, I really do... I've never had a reason to build a gasser, but now that I am, its gotta have power. So I agree why not have more. I have everything planned out except for this cam/head combo. But, I'll have the head checked, if I need valve work to flow better and the head is good what should be done to accommodate the 18cc piston to raise compression to that 10.5 to 11...if nothing else I can cram more air in via supercharger? Correct? Weighing options....head work, swap pistons, more air.... remind you I'll save money and eat ramen lol.., but I have a vision and dream of a classics 66 chevy laying down rubber and cruising man. I'll keep up this thread with updates if you dont mind. I greatly appreciate the help sir.
1st - if forced induction of any nature is more of a consideration than bench racing, then drop the Vortecs and go aluminum for the mere reason of heat dissipation alone. Also, that's even more of a reason to lose that darn Thumper and pick a real cam. If you decide on it, then the forced induction means you need more spring pressure than a FT is going to provide reliably. The supercharger allows for more of a NA grind that can be swapped between NA and supercharged at lower psi (sub 12psi) IMO.
FWIW, your comment that I put in bold is what keeps me going with this hobby. Saturday I was working on the cold weather tune for starting and decided to head out for a short cruise and rolling roastey smokey's - supplying a large smile to my face before the 4" of snow that we had land last night
I guess Summer is officially over.
Good luck to you and keep us posted - Jim