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post #31 of (permalink) Old Oct 6th, 19, 6:08 PM
Jebchevelle
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Re: BBC engine advice ?

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Originally Posted by nashville beth View Post
Since you are building the same car as me, I will tell you what i'm doing.

Here are my suspension upgrades:
https://www.chevelles.com/forums/16-...in-budget.html

You said your preference was reliability, performance and then price.
That's me too.

My engine is a 489 with a Mike Lewis (wolfplace) rotating balanced assembly.

You should choose a cam with moderate lift and duration and maximize the cubic inches. I chose a 489, you could choose a 540 from Blueprint Engines.




But stick with a cam that's reasonable, like the ZZ502 factory roller cam - 224/234 duration and .540" lift.

You will have a car that's easy to live with and puts out 525 to 600 HP.
There are way better cams then the zz502, would look into a marine take out or even a zz572 take out for a 540ci if was going that route.

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