Join Date: May 2007
Location: Baltimore Maryland
I did not know about the difference in dampers myself other than there being fluid in 1 and not the other. Some say the fluid is not necessary for an aluminum FW and others say it is so I will be doing A LOT of research before I buy a damper.
As for the intake, I am going to try to locate the You Tube clip about intakes and link it here. If nothing else, it's a great info clip. In the RPM range I will operate in, the RPM outperformed the single plane until it got to the upper revs. I think it wasn't until somewhere around 5500-6000rpm that the single plane began to take over and with a street car you rarely, if ever, see 5500rpm.
I also saw when I was ordering my heads the flow numbers stopping at 550" of lift. Now, is that because the heads ran out or was that just where they decided to stop for the street head? That may be an interesting question for Tony. I can't see them stopping at 550", but maybe they do, but then again, I also don't see a street car needing more than 550" of lift anyway. I like Comp cams. I have had really good results with the current Magnum 270H I am currently running. I got this cam because it was the largest cam I could run with a stock converter. Since then I have gone to the TKO600 so it's time to up the cam specs a bit. I want something with a little more aggresive idle. I don't need to worry about vacuum for my brakes as I run hydroboost. In fact, the only thing I need vacuum for is to keep my metering rods down during idle and cruise. Other than that, I don't need vacuum for any accessories. The numbers you made(510hp/506ftlbs), was that at the flywheel or the wheels?
My suspension is made up of a mono leaf, but they are graphite leaves from Corvette Brakes, traction bars and frame connectors. Future plans are for a G-Bar or a Quadra-Link. Like you said, 500hp/500ftlbs will be a BLAST on the street. Can you break the tires loose in 3rd? Right now I can stab the pedal in 2nd and the tires will spin. Not much, but some. I want to be able to break them loose in 3rd. Not just a chirp, but more like a little smoking. I drive my car A LOT so the car still needs to be streetable. I think with the standard tranny, it will be much more forgiving than if it were an auto.
Charlie Knudsen 67 Camaro RS/SS 350 TKO 600, 4.10's, AFR 195 Street Heads, Comp 270H, Rhoads Lifters, Crane Ignition, Pertronix Dizzy, Performer RPM Q-Jet, Heavily Modified Q-Jet, Hooker Comp Headers, MagnaFlow 2 1/2", 144 Decibles(Alpine CDA-7998 Head Unit, RF X7 and RF 750X Amps, MB Quart Mid's & High's, Kicker L7 12" Solo Barics)