Machine shop/ builder recommends smaller cam?
I have a 67 Camaro. with a 350. I took a set of 186 hump heads to him for a valve job and got all new valves, seats, guides, Z-28 springs, ( the works ) for $375 and for $100 he did a pocket port job. So for $475. I'm happy. then I decided to rebuild the whole engine. Its a 010 casting ( high Nickel block ) I took the striped down block to the machine shop to have it bored and honed. And the owner keeps recommending parts that I think are under powered. Like the pistons. the old pistons were flat top, and he thinks I should used dished. and the cam he thinks I should use an Engine Pro .420 in - .443 ex lift with a durattion @.50 204 in and 214 ex.. I dont know what size cam was in there before as I just bought the car and the previous owner said he had no info. What do you guys think? and another thing for the block work he wants like $375. Fine. Then he wants to grind, polish and balance the crank, flywheel and pressure plate. Do you think hes going to far for an engine thats not going to make that much HP. The car is going to be 99% street but I want it to still make good power. I'm sure I'm leveing out a lot of info and post as needed. Thanks
Last edited by bautino95; Feb 13th, 10 at 02:43 PM.