New Rebuilt motor/NO POWER
I just did my first restoration and first complete motor rebuild on a 1st gen 327 for my 65 chevelle. I built this thing pretty strong (or so I thought), and I'm really confused because it runs like a slug (like slower than my 90 hp jetta)..I have my timing set to about 35 degrees total, and haven't messed much with anything else yet extensively. The car starts well, and idles just fine to my untrained ear. But, under acceleration it feels like it has nothing/no power...
I had a friend do a little work on the car about a month ago. He thought my distributor was locked out, and set my initial timing at 33 degrees. When I put a light on it and noticed this, I reset it to read 14 initial degrees/35 total (assuming 21 degrees in the distributor). Note: there was no change in performance when I adjusted the timing as mentioned above.
No skipping, no backfiring, shifts just fine, and nothing else obvious that I've noticed to date that could be the culprit.
The specs on the motor are as follows:
1st gen 327 w/ garage ported 461 heads
small journal crank
comp cam 282s/12-223-4 camshaft
dome top pistons
holley 650 DP
full length headers
1.6 roller rockers
mallory 85551 dist with 21 deg of mech advance installed (which is how it came in the box)
edlebrock perfromer rpm air gap manifold
high volume oil pump
fuel pump that flows 110 gph @8 psi
4.10 rear end gear with positive traction
2700 rpm stall convertor
th400 w/ a shift kit
Probably close to 12:1 compression (note:I have only run 100 octane in the car to date.
Does anyone have any ideas? Like I said, this is my first motor rebuild and I really don't know where to go from here. Thanks guys!
If you need more info just let me know!