Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Winston Salem, NC
Re: 454 new buildup openions needed
I think you have very realistic goals that should be sure easy to reach. 450 HP from 454 or 468 cubic inches is a snap.
I am not a big block guy, but do know that oval ports are indeed the way to go for what you are doing. Maybe have a bowl blend done to them.
Your engine builder sounds pretty sharp so maybe just ask him about a cam.
Edelbrock makes a Performer 2-O intake that is for oval port heads. It's not the RPM model so it should be the same height as stock and fit under you flat hood.
69 Camaro, 3650lbs., 400ci, TH400, Coan 10" converter, 3.50 gear
D1SC, pump gas, 9:1, 10 PSI, Water/Meth injection
1.325 60', 5.988 @ 115.4 (carb)
Switched to Super Sniper EFI 2019