Good evening gentleman,
Ok to begin, short and sweet, Im on here on behalf of my good friend mike. We live approx 30 miles apart and he doesn't currently have internet where he's at. He's the camaro muscle car guy, im the project turbo miata guy
(hopefully i dont get flamed for that comment..lol).
I told him I would jump on here with my first post and see if we could summon the power of the car gods for some tuning help as he has always had issues he could never resolve and Ill throw out some questions just for my own personal know how. So let me start by listing what his setup is....
He has an '81 camaro and about 9 years ago He received an engine from an old high school buddy of ours as a wedding gift.
Its an L65 350ci. from a 1969 camaro (T0827hc) made in new york August 27th 1969 250hp..yadda yadda.
It currently is running an edlebrock 1405 600 cfm non egr carb,
Holly street dominator intake, .030 over bore, 2.02 heads, headman headers, accel ignition complete (wires,coil,plugs,cap,rotor) crane roller rockers, 9:1 comp,summit cam (194. 204 duration and 398. 420 lift) he runs accel u groove plugs and the coil is accell super hot coil (45000 volt)
Now, what he mentioned is that he has always had to fight with it to get it even remotely tuned and obviously can not figure out what is wrong. He knows the engine has more in it that it shows. When asked the characteristics of how it runs he said usually it starts fine but occasionally will give him trouble on start but also the idle is uneven, goes goes up and down, wants to stall when you come to a stop!
Thats about all I have at the moment, I am well aware and not expecting an answer over night. I also mentioned that you guys will most likely need us to check compression and timing amongst other things and I will be seeing him this saturday so will have more info at that time. In the meantime if you need any thing else, he is only a call or text away.
My own personal info is based on what i mentioned, the engine stock had roughly 250hp, do you think conservativly this engine if well tuned would put out 300? ok guys thanks a million in advance for any and all help provided.