Aug 2nd, 00, 06:27 PM
I own a 76 camaro with a 305 in it and 56,000 ORIGINAL miles on it. I was just wondering if some one could give me some tips on getting this car to spit out some more horses and gain some more speed without tipping the budget too much. I was just wondering whaty kind of headers I should add? If I should change the exhaust to a dual exhaust or keep or anything else? Just the basic performance stuff. I know this isn't the best or the fastest camaro out there, but I LOVE THIS CAR, and I just want to make it the best road beast it can be, so if you can send me some suggestions on what should be down, any ideas are welcome. Thanx for your help.
Aug 2nd, 00, 06:40 PM
heres just some basic info
advanceing the timing will improve high end speed
retarteding the timing will improve low to mid range rpm torque
a true dual eshuast will give you some more horses
port the heads or get ported heads to improve the flow for more horses. having these is when you can get real gains by having headers and a bigger exhaust. if your going to keep stock heads then you want to limit the size of the exhaust.
good tune up will get your engine runing in the proper condition.
msd ignition get your car a couple more horses. and get your car ready for things like nitrous and a supercharger
you could go on and on on these little things it just depends on how much your willing to spend
Aug 2nd, 00, 06:48 PM
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Aug 2nd, 00, 09:26 PM
Do a good tune-up. Add a 4bbl inake and carb. Install a shift kit to the trans. The biggest thing would be install a posi with more gear, I would bet you have a 2 something rear end so a 3.42 or so geared rearend would do wonders. Headers and a dual exhaust would be nice, however, they may not be legal in your area.
Aug 3rd, 00, 06:46 AM
I don't know how much you are looking to spend so I will go in order. From cheapest to most expensive.
2. tranny shift kit and rear gears
3. new intake and tune-up
4. new exhaust
5. get heads port/polish job
6. put something bigger than a 305 in it (like a 350 or 400) should bolt right in with no problems.
Personally I would go with the last one. If you are looking for HP and Torque and some good performance a bigger engine is the only way to go. Remember when it comes to engines and power, there is no substitution for cubic inches. But the 305 with a couple minor things should run good too. Well good luck and have fun.
Aug 4th, 00, 05:18 AM
With an engine that has about 8.5 to 1 compression, most of the above stuff is a waste of money. The most improvement will probably be found in installing a 350 engine with 9.0 to 1 pistons and some good heads. If you have emissions inspections to go through, some of the above modifications are illegal, you didn't give us much in the way of where you are located. Hope this helps.
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