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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old May 14th, 01, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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I just rebuilt my 350. I put a edelbrock cam performer RPM intake and edelbrock 650 carb and edelbrock valve springs that match the cam along with a edelbrock double roller timing chain. The car has no power at all.Anyone have any clue or ideas on why it has no power?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old May 14th, 01, 04:13 PM
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What heads and which cam? I have the RPM package and my car runs like a champ and has more throttle response and power than I expected plus my power brakes work great too.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old May 14th, 01, 05:10 PM
 
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what do you mean by no power?
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old May 16th, 01, 09:07 AM
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check your vacuum.

Sounds like your manifold is leaking.
Pull your air filter and snuff the carb the engine should die if not you have an intake leak.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old May 16th, 01, 09:24 AM
 
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You may have the cam 180 off. It will run but no power

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old May 17th, 01, 07:32 AM
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My guess would be the RPM cam. That cam really blows. Mine was a pig until high RPM's. With an automatic and a stall, it might not be so bad, but with a standard, the motor was useless. The RPM setup is good, but there are much better cams.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old May 17th, 01, 09:18 AM
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street: SMALLER IS BETTER! this applies for 90% of the hot rodders out there who tinker. if know more than the average home mechanic you can toss out this idea(partialy). for the street in your car i would have gone no bigger than 218 duration and probably smaller around 212 degrees. this would have made a very fun to drive vehical,sure it may not have sounded COOL but it would pull hard!
if thats the stock motor(asuming it a 74) it has low compression and works better with smaller cams.
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