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  1. Hotrodding Basics
    Hi ... I'm working on my second HotRod project. My first is what led me here for a question. My first project was and still is a 2016 Juke Nismo RS. Stock, this car has 168 ft-lbs of torque delivered from a 1.6L factory turbo engine. I had it tuned (cold air intake, all new fatter...
  2. Hotrodding Basics
    Hello all, I have a rebuilt 305 on a stand waiting to go into my truck and am very curious as to what yall think it will do performance whise. It's an all stock 1978 305 sbc it will have a comp xe250h cam in it, and edlbrock performer rpm intake and a 600 - 650 holley, and longtubes. What kinda...
  3. Hotrodding Basics
    I know I've posted a similar thread in the past, but a lot has changed with this motor since then. If anyone would be able to provide an estimate of the horsepower and torque this engine will produce that would be awesome! This is going into a 1978 GMC truck with a TH350 w/ shift kit and 3.08...
  4. Engine
    How do I get an Edelbrock 600 manual choke vacuum secondary to run like my Holley 750 man. choke vac. secondary???? I have read bibles worth of the comparisons but with absolutely zero definitive answer(s)!!!! So many claims, personnel experience differences, dyno posts etc. Its nuts...
  5. Engine
    Hey guys, stuck between two cams from Howards and am looking for a high torque cam that can pull to 5000 ish. Would have a 2000 stall converter headers, aftermarket intake etc, 3.55 to 3.73 gears (not sur yet), on more or less a 4000lb vehicle. Largely street driven. Cam 220235-10S: Duration...
  6. Hotrodding Basics
    I would like to calculate (very roughly!) how much RPM I would need to start spinning tires in a RWD or AWD car. Assume the following: the car is stationary, in 1st gear, the tires are cold, neither flat or overpressurised ie "normal", and assume I have enough torque. Neither suspension, nor...
  7. Hotrodding Basics
    I have a 1970 cadillac with a 455 pontiac motor in it. stock short block & rotating assembly, large cam, high rise intake manifold ported and polished matching the ported and polished 6x heads, roller rockers, hei distributor, electric feul pump, demon 850 carb with no choke on it. currently...
  8. Engine
    How important is torque plate honing for a street/occasional strip 383 stroker.. 4-500 hp? I picked up a fresh 350 block, bored +.030, honed, decked to 9.10 from the machine shop. The guy working told me that it had been honed without the torque plate. I understand torquing a head down will...
  9. Engine
    So here's the deal i live in wisconsin and i go down to visit family in north carolina all the time. my cousin has a 2000 7.3L Powerstroke and he's a little cocky. He wants to hook chains with my truck a 78 chevy with a carburated 350 and a 600 edlebrock carb. what can i do to tune the engine up...
  10. Engine
    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...
  11. Hotrodding Basics
    Hi All, I regularly see engine ratings for the same or similar displacement engines with varying horse power and torque ratings depending on their intended use. Some engines are used in towing/hauling applications, thus having lots of torque (trucks, SUVs, mini vans). Others are used in...
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