Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Western Indiana
I'm mostly a 351w "guy". The intended engine for said car was a Dart Aluminum High port TF headed hyd roller with 12:1. It is the full house including dry sump, but my custom Accufab direct fit headers, well are going to require work. So in hopes to still drive her by Power Tour, the check book opened:
Borgeson came off and power TCP rack went on, 1.75 JBA went on( since I've used a like set before and knew they'd fit and look nice). This is a full SorT built car and want both handling and kind of the pro tour attitude. It started more track duty and now is more street with a lean towards max handling. So I'm keeping the multi disc clutch, TKO and crazy power, but adding AC, power steering and power brakes . TO OFFSET all this old age cushy stuff and loosing the intended Al block, I went with 302 based engine to save weight and not beat up my fresh engine bay that is also wet sump'd and more traditional "early" car config.
OK, its a 352" (a little odd ball on stroke bore from normal) based on early Mexico block. Has a .700+ lift solid roller with traditional valve train and girdles. Its running forged bottom end and half filled block with steel caps and ARP fastners at 11:1 with 34 total adv at 3000rpm. Its topped with Kaase heads (cam and heads are the power makers) and a midly ported rpm air gap. It was dyno'd with HP950 on 94oct , but will be ran with Fitech (again a tip to the new street intentions). I need to update its build thread badly as I've got a lot more done this spring. I'll get you more spec's from the shop if you want. It's a streetable setup......not a street setup. It was dyno'd with both crank trigger and dizzy. No appreciable difference so stabb'd a dizzy in for street use.
Will I have to run something to help vacuum? Likely or back to manual brakes. I've tracked both manual and power brakes.....both have their perks. But can say the same with power steering if you've ever had a car die in a spin.
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