Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Pasadena ,Tx 77503
ok...travis, you hit everything except the craking pressure, at first it was about 135 but then we advanced the cam 2° and it came up to around 160. Then the cam went flat and i pulled the motor apart to clean it and install the new cam. Now the cranking pressure is still around 155-160 and it pulls like 11" of vacuum at idle(1100rpm). I know the balancer has the right mark on it, we used a piston stop with the heads of the motor and found TDC. The compression is around 10-10.5 because i had the block decked .037" so its almost 0" deck. Its got flat tops and 64cc heads. If your saying to pull the dist. out and stab it a tooth of everything i read and everyone i've asked said that it doesnt matter on a small block chevy, it only allows you to have more advance or retard when its a tooth advance or retarded(before hitting the firewall).
oh yeah...im taking it to the track friday if the weather hold out, i will let you know travis how the combo runs....im thinking LOW 12's now.
'68 with a 355 and dart pro1 heads, XE284 comp cam, air-gap intake, th350 w/3000 stall and 3.73 gears.
'69 SS with a 427 with edelbrock alum heads, comp cam, performer rpm intake, with a muncie 4-speed and 4.11 gears