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  1. Drivetrain & Performance
    I'm building a 383 stroker. I bought a balanced 383 rotating assembly and am in the process of installing it. I'm checking the rod clearance piston by pistons with the cam tunnel. I noticed one of the rods just barely encroaches into the cam tunnel (just above the bearing circle maybe 0.125"...
  2. Drivetrain & Performance
    So I have selected and ordered the bottom end of my 388 stroker and have a fresh set of 062 heads I am using on it. Based on my current setup and running rpms I determined (with the forums help) that my stock converter might be going bad (11-12% slip). I have stock open 2.73 rear gears...
  3. Drivetrain & Performance
    Putting togethor a 406 4 bolt main small block. Wiseco flottop 10:1 pistons 30 over. Eagle steel h beam rods 6 inches long. Callies compstar magnum 3.750 stroke. Clevite h series bearings i havent picked a cam yet but it will be a solid roller. i want a street and strip car probly see the strip...
  4. Drag Racing Forum
    I have a 72 pontiac venturaII (3100lbs) 8.5 gm 10 bolt 4.10 gears full spool 406 sbc .200 dome speed pro pistons,steel crank,5.7 rods,solid roller lifters,dart iron eagle platium 230 heads 2.08/1.60 64cc, flows 307cfm @.700 lift [email protected] .700 lift. 830 race style holley carb. 5500 stall 350...
  5. Drivetrain & Performance
    HAVE A 350 70010 BLOCK: TRW H6179 050 32401 PISTON DOMED HEADS 3998993 NEW SLEEVES FOR GUIDES, WITH 202 VALVES INSTALLED HAVE RIGHT NOW A VICTOR jr INTAKE WITH FRONT GALLEY CUT AWAY FULL OPEN FRONT OF PLENUM. A 750 HOLLEY, MECH SEC. QUESTION: LIFT, HOW MUCH CAN VALVES LIFT? WITH OUT...
  6. Drivetrain & Performance
    I just completed a swap in my 77 from a six to a 350 sbc carb. Went to fire it finally and I'm not getting any compression in any cylinders. The 350 was torn down to the block and had been rebuilt not too long ago so I don't think all the rings could be bad. Thinking its the timing gear settings...
  7. Drivetrain & Performance
    ok so i got a 71 nova. Its got a pretty stock 350 in it. edelbrock intake manifold, 284/284 luminati cam, edelbrock 650 carb, hei distributer, nice wires, new sparkplugs, headers and 2.5 inch exhaust (full). and an electric fan 4 core radiator. I drove it around before i replaced the STOCK...
  8. Drivetrain & Performance
    ive got a 71 nova with a 350 in it. I recently put a new 284/284 lift cam in it. ive got headers on it. and an eldebrock intake manifold with intake spacer and a 650 edelbrock carb. and an hei distiubuter running on an electric fan. what else can i do to get more power without spending a ton...
  9. Drivetrain & Performance
    Im trying to find the specs on the cam in my 327, i believe it is a Cam Dynamics part, numbers are CD 108172. closest ive been able to find online is Crane 100172 but im fairly certain im reading my number correct. Does anybody have an old catalog handy perhaps? Any help is much appreciated...
  10. Drivetrain & Performance
    I'm looking for a trw 30 30 cam or something similar, the part number for the cam is something like tp151 or tp131 its old school so its very hard to find so I would like a cam very similar to the trw 30 30 please share your opinions of what the best cam similar to the trw in performance and sound
  11. Drivetrain & Performance
    Hey guys, I have inherited a chevy 350 small block. I know that it is a solid lifter cam but I don't have the cam card. Is there a way to adjust my valves without just taking everything apart and examining the cam? Is there a general starting point? Any advice would be much appreciated...
  12. Drivetrain & Performance
    Hey guys, I just picked up a rebuilt 454 for less than I can build one for and am looking for a recommendation for a cam. It was built 5 years ago and has been sitting in a garage, wrapped in blankets to keep it clean. I purchased it for $1100. It's a 77 with low compression (guessing 8.5:1)...
  13. Drivetrain & Performance
    would i be correct in assuming that when choosing an intake manifold that i should choose one with and rpm range that is close to the cams rpm range? for instance if the cam specs say 1600-5800 rpm,that a good intake for it would be like 1500-6000 rpm or idle-6000 or something like that? and...
  14. Drivetrain & Performance
    OK- Spring is around the corner and I really need some advice on the type of cam, carb and intake combo I install on my 1975 Nova SS with 64,000 original miles. My Goal: Best street/strip performance from a bone stock 350 Primary Use: Show on Wednesday, GO on Friday! Considering Edlebrock...
  15. Drivetrain & Performance
    I just pulled apart my recently purchased 350 from my Nova and took the cam out to determine what kind it is (Has major timing issues, it was put in on the exhaust stroke = 180 out. Need to set the correct timing etc.), but when I pulled out the cam I was totally blown away at how I was unable...
  16. 4th Generation Nova's
    Looking for mild street performance upgrades for my stock 75 with a 350, 2barrel combo. Hedman headers, duals are in place. What combo works best for everyone? The local speed shop suggests an Edlebrock cam and manifold , Holly Street Avenger carb. He didn't specify cfm or cam size - any...
  17. Drivetrain & Performance
    I have a 383 roller motor that just quit on me and the cause was a surprise. The motor can't have 10k miles on it. I really didn't expect the distributor gear to be shot this soon. I have a GM HEI distributor with a bronze gear. It mates to a Comp hydraulic roller cam through an Edelbrock...
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