Super Budget 454 is coming together.
Welfare Motor Building at its best!
It all started with me thinking about an upgrade for the 350 SBC in my 70 Elky. Costs for nice heads and stroker kits just got outa hand. Then I had true inspiration..... I realized there was
a use for the low-mile 101cc 063s closed chamber ovals I took off my 68 RatVette when I put big-valve 781s on. Springs and clearance good for .550" lift
I bought a $200 late 1977 454 shortblock.....STD bore. Team Member Darryl 'Doc' FRYNTYR took a look, got the mikes out....bores good, cast GM pistons good, crank good. So, a hone of the cylinders, a polish of the crank, new rings, bearings, oil pump, timing set, and gaskets. The block has been serviced and the broken bolts removed.
I have gathered High-lift Chevy rockers, Taylor wires, HEIs, PERF 2-O, several carbs; 3310 Holley, 800 Eddy, a few Q-Jets, and some small tube headers. Elky has 2.5" Flowmaster pipes and the MagnaFlow Shorties will be replaced by some long case Hemi Super Turbos to keep the noise down.
Gearing is 3.42 12-bolt posi, beefed TH350, Hughes 2500 stall ready to install if needed. I have all the rear suspension bolt-ons gathered.
About the only thing I've not finalized is the cam. This is my remodel my house stuff hauler that I use most every day..... Once a month the TC NorthWest guys get together at the strip so in addition to the goals of great manners, acceptable mile per gallon, vacuum for the power brakes....I'd like to fry the tires and get some decent ET/MPH just like everyone else. Needed here are some Cahones!!! When I do the math....CR is 8.8:1
Keith, thanks for suggesting the Cam Dynamics/Crane Energizer 272
Doc, ditto on Erson TQ-20 experiences
Mr 4 speed Chris, your counsel is always appreciated
Don't try gearhead stuff and remodel at the same time.
I have what I have....took me nearly three years of horse-trades to get this far. I'm not going to swap heads, etc. Any good tips for a cam accepted, comments as to why you recommend the cam most appreciated. TIA.