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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 18, 1:28 PM Thread Starter
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NEW 406 hates my back tires

This is the first motor I really studied this combo and matched heads cam intake , it really paid off . I went with a small roller cam from Jones cam designs / 10.6 comp Ross forged pistons ARF COMP 195 heads I really wanted the 210 heads but was told the 195 heads would make the torque I was looking for. Eagle crank 6'' rods. Dart dual plane intake /Quick Fuel 780 Vac carb. DUI HEI. I was old school I thought big cam /heads / carb was best. Bigger is not always better. This motor is just right for my heavy chevelle with my 700r4 and a 411 gear.
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 18, 1:48 PM
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bigger not better - system optimization makes EVERYTHING better...... SMOKE 'EM IF YOU GOT 'EM!
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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 18, 2:17 PM
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Re: NEW 406 hates my back tires

Yup. Kinda what I excpected when I read the title!
I also have the "small" 195 comps on my 91 octane 406 but with a modestly sized SR.
Freight train is what comes to mind.
I am in the process to start to have another engine built for boost this time.
Going to be 400ci or larger aftermaket block this time.
Little M probably.
No way was I going smaller.
Not coming from the monster I had.
I could dispute the whole bigger thing with MY personal experience but it's not worth it
Enjoy your "small block"

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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 18, 2:22 PM Thread Starter
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Hope to get to the Track soon.
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post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 18, 2:27 PM
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Hope to get to the Track soon.
Better have your suspension sorted out 1st AND sticky tires or it's going to be disappointing!

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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 18, 2:45 PM Thread Starter
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I run M/T drag radials and old school ladder bars .
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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 18, 2:50 PM
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Re: NEW 406 hates my back tires

You have 3.0 1st and 4.11's!
What's the converter?

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post #8 of 25 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 18, 2:52 PM Thread Starter
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Edge racing 10'' 2400
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post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 18, 3:02 PM Thread Starter
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Set up in Drag trim.
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Sweet!

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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 18, 3:48 PM
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You really need to loose that fire starting foam air cleaner!

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post #12 of 25 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 18, 3:51 PM Thread Starter
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I have already removed it .
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post #13 of 25 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 18, 5:32 PM
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Re: NEW 406 hates my back tires

My attempt at the 406 took awhile to sort out but the results were more than what I was expecting. AFR 190s (old castings), 238/510 HR, 6 in. rods, 750 vacuum secondarys, T56 and 4.10s running on 28in tires. This thing pulls hard from idle to as far as I've taken it....no tach and it's still around 1000 miles or so.
Would build another but as mentioned, probably go aftermarket block next time.
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post #14 of 25 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 18, 5:33 PM
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Re: NEW 406 hates my back tires

What are the cam specs?
Old school ladder bars, not sure on that though.

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post #15 of 25 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 18, 5:43 PM
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Old school ladder bars get a bad rap. They really work if you just articulate the front mount. If you don't, they will bind.
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