Lifetime Premium Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: PuebloWest, CO.
Re: BBC engine advice ?
Originally Posted by nashville beth
Since you are building the same car as me, I will tell you what i'm doing.
Here are my suspension upgrades:
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.
78 Malibu, 402, eddy heads, 174 B&M blower, th350, holley sniper EFI, 9" 3:70, 26X8.50-15 slicks.
69 VW baja 1679cc. stick shift toy.
96 chevy 1500, tow vehicle.
03 yz85 fun bike.
04 scion XB daily driver.