stock headed 454 help
First of all, good morning to all of you wonderful people here. I have been told this is the place to go for solid engine advise.
Little back log here:
Application : Sunday cruiser with some highway use (they live in a small town and highway is the way to the city) for mom and dad. Good drive-ability with some pep when the old man wants it.
Car : 1969 Camaro (I know its not a chevelle, sorry)
Motor : Stock (as far as I know until we pull it out) 3999289 block with 336781 heads
Trans : TH400 (figuring likely a 2200 stall depending on what you guys say for cam)
Rear : 12 bolt with 3.08 gear (really dont want to go any higher for sake of highway driving)
Intake : Edelbrock Performer RPM
Carb : Holly Street Avenger (assuming 670cc, but not 100% sure until I get it pulled off)
Exhaust : small long tubes (dont know the tube size, have not measured yet)
OK, so I think that is a decent enough back log, if not, PLEASE let me know what else you need.
So, over the past days I have been scouring this forum for a cam choice. I want something thats going to have enough low end to overcome the crappy (IMHO) 3.08 gear, but also make some power for when dad wants to let it eat. (we dont need massive amounts here)
I have more or less decided on (unless you guys say otherwise) the Lunati 60203 cam. I was going to get their complete kit which included lifters, cam, timing chain set, springs, retainers, locks.
Assuming the engine has flat tops and is low compression (judging by the casting number of the head and block Im going to assume that it is) will this cam be OK to stab in there with that low of compression? Or is it going to eat up all power that would be left on the bottom end?
If it will work alright, do I need anything special for the heads to get rid of the rotator's on the spring cups? Im assuming the Lunati Kit is installed without the spring rotators? Or do their spring choice already compensate for that?
I know Ill need some long slot rockers, and just planned to get stock stamped pieces.
Thanks in advance for any help!!! Its greatly appreciated!!
Last edited by Rodney Pierce; Apr 27th, 17 at 5:10 AM.