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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 28th, 05, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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ENGINE:
350 4bolt main .030 over
882 Cast Heads
~9:1 compression
272 Crane Cam
650 CFM Double Pump Holley
Performer RPM Manifold
Roller Rockers

DRIVETRAIN:
M22
12-bolt 3.73 Posi

When I built the motor in '94 I had to worry about CA SMOG requirements. Now I no longer need to worry. I was thinking about CAM and HEADS, where should I go from here? I remember 9:1 compression, but don't remember which pistons I put in the motor. Allthough 10 years old, the shortblock only has about 15k on it.

Suggestions appreciated.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 28th, 05, 09:15 PM
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you got it, cam and heads, 'specially heads.





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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Nov 29th, 05, 02:18 AM
 
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 05, 09:50 AM
 
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Ditch those heads quick! The 882's are crack prone, and flow pretty poorly. A good budget way to bump up the power would be to throw on a set of GM Vortec heads. The only downfall is that you'll need to get a new intake that is compatible with the Vortec heads. You'll also need centerbolt valvecovers. But for the price of the heads, you can't beat 'em. Plus, you can always recoup your costs of the new stuff by throwing your old heads and intake on eBay...
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 05, 12:26 PM
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Depends on what your trying to do with it.. Make gobs of power?? Ditch the whole motor and stuff in a big block. But otherwise, yes, start with the heads and cam.. blower??? maybe ???

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 05, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Any other recommendations on heads/cam? I'm not thinking BB for this car and pref. naturally aspirated. Would like to keep very streetable maybe get this thing towards 400HP.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 05, 01:10 PM
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Any number of aftermarket heads will get you there, or close.
Before you buy any, you need to verify your pistons... so you know where the CR will fall. If you have flat tops, a 64cc head will put you close to 10:1, right where you need to be for pump gas.
Dart iron Eagles are great at a great price. If you want alluminum there's lots of choices, edelbrock, AFR, brodix to just name a couple.





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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 05, 01:23 PM
 
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Ditto on heads & cam. If it were me, I would try to get better heads first and then see how your combo runs with the cam you already have. Just my .02
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 05, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Short of tearing apart the motor, is there any way I can evaluate the pistons? Measure current compression?? Just wondering...
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 05, 03:42 PM
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Any way you can remeber what pistons you put into it. Ive got the same heads on my camaro. Ive got the cc's written down somewhere on them.. Otherwise your going to have to take the heads off to determine I think.. I dont think a compression test would be accurate to "guess"..

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