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  1. 305 cam upgrade

    Hello, I am new and am looking for good advice. I have a 1976 Chevy Nova with a stock 305 2 barrel 308 rear end. Its an old car from High school I have had setting in my shed. I have been in the process of body work. She has 101,000 miles all stock. With two children I am on a budget. I want to...
  2. 454 cam selection

    hey all, so ive done alot of reading on this forum and there seems to be a wealth of engine builders around. I recently picked up a 77 chevy c20 with a 454 and TH400 3.73 rear gears. Here is the wall ive hit now im trying to sart my cam selection since I have the rest of the mods figured out...
  3. 427 intake manifold?

    I have a 1969 435 HP 427 big block and I recently put cam that works to 7200 rpm. My original intake manifold gets best operation at 5800. Should I change to a different intake manifold to get more out of my engine? My original intake part number is 3933163. Any help with this is appreciated.
  4. Top End

    And after months upon months, I have officially nickeled and dime'd my way up to the big leagues! I bought a pair of 062 Vortec Heads! I have a completely stock 1991 350 tbi with long tube headers and true duals with Flow master 50's on it.... My believed compression ratio with the tbi heads are...
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  6. 91 chevy 350 cam selection

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    Hi let start off by saying im a new member to this site, okay so I have a all stock 1991 chevy ext cab short bed pickup, 350 (tbi) with a 700r4 with 207k miles. Im looking into building a sort of sleeper truck, but this is my daily driver. I just graduated and am working at lowes , I have some...
  7. Guess what i just found on my floor!

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    After writing up a thread all depressed about the initial break-in failure titled: "When luck just does not want to be on your side...," walking around getting everything planned so I can efficiently remove the intake and inspect the lifters on Sunday, for what is most likely to be a chewed...
  8. advice on cams and lifters for 400 pontiac

    So I'm hoping someone can give me some advice here. I'm shopping around a cam and lifter kit for my 71 pontiac parisienne which has a 400 stock. Can anyone recommend a kit that is compatible with stock heads. I don't know what come with the stock engines, and I've never opened up this engine...
  9. 500+HP 396 Bench Build Help. Cam? Pistons?

    So I've Got this 1969 Camaro. It's a ready roller. All it needs is an engine/trans and shaft. It's a non power anything x11 car originally a banger so I don't feel bad about doing it wrong. Already has a 4.56 TruTrac 9 inch:rolleyes: under it and sub framers.. I've also got this carb to...
  10. SBC 406 Help/Validation on low Vacuum Reading @ Idle

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    Hi I am needing a little validation on a SBC build. I tuning on an 88 S10, and have a steady 8" of vacuum at 950 -1050 rpm. The cam is fairly large solid flat tappet. The specs are below. I think I am OK, but would like some opinions. S10 weighs 3100 with driver SBC 406 = 9.81 compression -...
  11. Cam for SBC 355

    Hello everyone, I need some help with cam selection for 1975 SBC 355, stock heads (ported and polished), Edelbrock 2701 Performer EPS intake, Edelbrock Thunder Series AVS 650 carb with vacuum secondaries, block hugger shorty headers (unknown brand), 8.5 to 1 compression ratio (as per previous...
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