help.. no power - Team Camaro Tech
Engine General Engine Discussion.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old Jan 12th, 08, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Hollywood, FL
Posts: 225
help.. no power

ok i just rebuilt the 327. left the bottom end alone since all was tight and compression was 175 in each cylinder. it has the 3890462 heads with 1.5 exhaust and 1.94 intake valves. I put in a summit cam with 204/214 duration at .050 and .420/.442 lift. stock 4 bbl intake and correct date coded 7027218 q-jet carb. It has 3.08 gears in back (from what I figured) and 26.5" tall tires. T-350 trans.
Here is the problem. It has no power. I mean it sucks!! My '88 mazda with 150000 miles that burns oil like crazy could smoke this car. I will not even come close to spinning the tires.
I'm baffled. Timing is set at 10 deg initial. vac advance new and works. Carb working ok. Accellerator pump working. 16 in vac at idle and goes up to 20-21 at 1200 rpm. Maybe the exhaust is plugged? I feel the exhaust coming out the tail pipes..
Did i put the cam in wrong? Vacuum readings tell me no..
Any ideas? I'm ready to throw in the towel and sell the car.
P.s. the car was originally a 2 bbl and was pretty sluggish then also.

'67 Camaro conv 327 4bbl
'68 Cougar 4spd
'69 Cougar XR7 loaded
'64 1/2 Mustang conv (w/generator!)
'69 Cuda conv
hidden camaro is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome