Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
I've got that setup. I like Edelbrock's kit idea. I've heard others say that for the money, there are better heads on the market. Mine came with the car.
I haven't had many opportunities to run it on the street so take what I'm about to say with a grain of salt. I had terrible problems with hesitation and back-fire. Couldn't hardly put the car in gear without stalling the engine. I found the timing was on-existant. The guy had an HEI distributor for an Electronic Spark Control system in it. Carb was messed up also. After fixing the carb and timing the hesitation problems subsided greatly. I get about 11" of vacuum. Stock converter is still too stiff for the cam. I wouldn't want any bigger cam that this for the street.
The encouraging part is that the couple of back-street runs I did were interesting. I'd rompt the throttle, it would burp a couple of times, then instantly jump to 3000 RPM and blast off. Can't wait to get it back together again and do some more fine tuning.
68 Coupe, 350 w/ Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, cam, intake, 700R4, Dave's small body HEI