Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: west of Atlanta
Lots of useful info there Huski. I never installed the tach I bought for my other car but will do so in this one. Probably never turned it as high as I think I did. But I do like the security of screw-in studs. And as for the rod bolts, I wasn't thinking oversized, just some 5/16" ARP Wavelocs. Cheap insurance.
Dover Cylinder Heads, very near my work, quoted me $650 to work a set of '65 heads that I have. That was vatting, guides, milling, 3-angle valve job, hardened seats and installing studs that I supply. Again, I can buy an entire 5.0 for that (less actually). But I do like the idea of those heads on my engine, just an impractical preference that has little to do with anything.
I still have some cheap tricks up my sleeve for this one before I give up. And financially, I'll have to do them before I take a Big Gulp on another engine or a set of heads and/or a cam. A 4V + intake and an H-pipe might wake it up more than I expect, and that's the direction I'll go first. And again, I'm probably willing to settle for less performance than the average guy simply coz I know that I'll never use it. Two hundred at the rear wheels and 280-300 lb/ft are, to me, quite sufficient. Brisk acceleration from a stop and good 55-75 for passing is all I really require.
Last edited by rose62; 04-12-2017 at 07:58 AM.