Thanks again, Gents! Good to see some old familiar names still around.
Sounds like a very neat combo. Could you give a refresher on it?
Dart IE block
Crower billet crank 4.125" stroke
Callies Ultra rods
Diamond custom pistons 11.8:1 compression
LSM 60MM SBX core cam
Jesel .937 keyway lifters
Trend custom .500" dia pushrods
T&D steel rockers
CFE-SBX heads..CNC'd initially by CFE, then hand finished by URE.
Victory1 Ti valves CrNi coated
2 induction setups:
-Cast M&M single 4 intake ported by URE w/Braswell 1.94"vx2.275"tb
-CFE sheetmetal intake with custom URE 2x4 top w/2 Braswell 4825 carbs
Moroso custom pan w/Moroso billet oil pump (internal-wetsump)
Moroso vacuum pump
That's the basic outline. There was a lot of development/work that went into the cam/valvetrain along with several sessions on the spintron. The cam made a few trips to Bullet for lobe tweaking before things got happy on the spintron.
All said and done, it should be a few tenths quicker than the 440, but time & effort will tell. I was able to fix some problems with the transmission that cropped up towards the end of running the 496bbc that Mark built, and subsequently plagued the 11 passes made with the 440. It feels better on the street that suggests it's been rectified, but never made it back to the track with the "fixed" tranny. Hind sight is 20/20, but I have to wonder now what the 496 would have done with the new tranny mods....but that's just fodder for speculation.