I have a '79 Z, I have a cam out of the 327/350hp engine, aluminum bowtie heads, an edelbrock performer intake, the stock quadrajet carb, a K&N air filter(used through the stock air intake), and dual 2 1/2" exhaust with two 50 series flowmasters. Acording to desktop dyno and then calculating it out I have arond 333hp to 340+hp at the rear wheels(this is with a 4-speed and would be lower with an automatic). I'm not sure how accurate this is because I haven't dynoed it. I would get another quadrajet carb from what I have been told. I thought about going to an edelbrock carb but was told not to. I heard as long as it is tuned right it will do just as good as the edelbrock. I have also heard that edelbrocks don't start good when it's cold. I also heard when you have been driving your car around and it's hot that if you shut it off it will be hard to start.
[This message has been edited by Sparky3 (edited 04-25-2001).]