1968 Camaro 1975 camaro
A gen vi block for 300 and now I'm building a big block. My 75 has a 489 pretty potent street engine... This engine will be much milder with a goal of 450hp instead of 640 like the 489.
My goal is to buikd this as a 'day 2' car(is what I call it).
Idea for the build:
Have the 781s gone through and have 2.19/1.88 valves installed and a nice bowl cleaning.
Friend has a factory forged crank for a 502 he will sell me that has a nic and one of the bearings that should be able to cleanup at 0.010.
Bore 0.030-0.060 over to clean some putting in the cylinders from the previous owner and use h581cp pistons which should bring compression to 10:2 roughly.
Cam--factory roller set up with new springs. Hoping the clay Smith old school cam which is
Duration @ .050 - 229/241
.200” Duration 145/151
OR A ZZ502 cam which is
.050" tappet lift (intake/exhaust) is 224/234
Lift with 1.7:1 rocker ratio (intake/exhaust) is 527/544.
Intake will be a holley strip dominator and a sniper efi set up(or skemrhibf something similar)
Exhaust will be exhaust manifold(yes I know hurts power) and a 2 1/4 inch system out to tail pipes(until I can go 2 1/2)
The car will have a well built th350 and a 8.2 10 bolt with 3.73 or 3.55 gears(I already have thr th350 and 10 bolt they will be temporary until I can upgrade them later).
Thr current set up just isn't doing it for me. It's a 327 with 9.25:1 compression, L79 222/222. .447/.447 114lsa cam, edelbrock 2101 intake and exhaust manifolds with a 2 1/4 inch exhaust with a powerglide and 3.08 10 bolt.
This will kind of be my build thread. It may take several months but I'll get it done!