alright, i have been putting a lot of thought into what i am going to get for my new engine build.. but im so confused on things
i was at the drag's a few days ago, and i was looking at the heads people use, it seemed to be dominated by dart and brodix heads.. i have seen some people talk bad about brodix.. are they really bad?
i like dart heads a lot.. and i was also looking at AFR, but i have never seen a racer use AFR heads before, which concerned me
i think with this build (400 SBC that will be bored 20 over) im going to go MAX street, basically i want a car that will perform great at the track, yet have a bit of street mannors
im looking at aluminum heads and 11.6:1 comp pistons so i can still run pump gas
im not too sure what to get though.. CNC 227 intake runner dart heads, or regular pro1 heads, same thing goes for AFR, and im not too sure what brodix offers
im pretty sure i will be putting 4 bolt mains on the engine for the added security
what is the highest safe rpm for a gm 400ci engine with the 4 bolt splayed caps?
this is going to mainly be a street car, and i know you guys are sick of me saying this, but i do not care about street manners, i want it to be MEAN, if i can put it in gear and drive to the parts store or gas station i will be happy, but let me say it, this will not be my daily driver. the car will almost never be driven
the car was driven before on a little 302, single plane intake 230 duration comp cam @50 with.. get this.. 2.73 gears.. now if that is possible almost anything can be, it had no problems spinning the tires when it wanted to.. on what i am assuming was a stock torque converter
now, for my application, what would be better, a solid or hydraulic roller cam, or even a solid/hydraulic flat tappet cam?
it will be a very long process but i want to do everything right the first time, i dont want to fool around and trying to mix/match parts until i can find a good combo
i would prefer a single plane intake though
i was looking at cams, and i found this one: http://www.compcams.com/Cam_Specs/Ca...?csid=310&sb=2
could i go a bit meaner, is there another one that will fit my application?
im willing to put lower gears and a high stall converter to be able to make it meaner and still drive on the street
what do you guys think?? im starting to lean towards money doesnt matter (as long as it is acceptable.. i dont want to pay $10,000 for heads) but rather getting what i want and spending double the time putting the engine together