Here's the deal , as far as I can see right now , I'd rather stick to a Muncie , if I switched to anything I'd be an M20.
Here's what's up:
350 .40 over 9:1 - Balanced
Stock small valve heads-hardened seats
Comp Cams XE268H-10 12-242-2 , .470 .480 / .268 .280 110 separation.
Stock 1968 manifold
Holley Re-man'd. Q-Jet
10.4 flywheel & Centerforce 2-
Goodyear Nascar Eagles 255-60-15 (not sure of height, car is at the top-shop and can't measure rollout or height right now)
Vintage Air -
Yes , we are going to drive it on the highway , I'm sick of having trailer queens , so I built/building this to be able to jump on the highway and drive to any show we want to go to with the air blastin' , reliably , no matter how far.
So , I'm not looking for an 11 second drag car that will go on the highway with low RPM's , just to be able to scoot around town with good acceleration AND highway drivable , hopefully right at 3000 rpm or below.
I agree the close ratio might suck for this , I deduced this within about 1 mile last night.
But not going back to a 'glide or any auto for that matter , and don't want to shelf this new Centerforce clutch , so I may have to switch to an M20 , but still need some gear....
Not to mention I need to get that open center section outta there and install this rebuilt posi unit I've got anyway (10 bolt) , so I knew it was coming to this gear swap when I started , I just wanted to see how bad it was gonna suck on the first drive.
And it did.
I used to have all this gear & tranny stuff mezmerized in 1984 , but I think I'm getting senile at 37.