I'm building my first engine, a 383.
I've been doing lots of reading, trying to educate myself on every aspect of engine building.
I'd really appreciate some input on my build. Nothing is permanent except for the fact that I will build the 383.
My aim is reliability, lots of low end torque, and pump gas.
At least 400 bhp would be nice.
It's going in a 68 El Camino with a m22z and 3.08 gears.
It'll be a weekend/daily driver.
Would like to keep power steering & brakes.
I plan on taking it on state wide trips.
All street, no strip.
It wont see much rpms over 4.5/5k.
With that said here is my basic part list.
1969 corvette block, 4 bolt main, .030 over
Eagle stroker Bottom End Kit, Fully balanced, 5.7 rods, hypereutectic pistons dished +12cc B13454E030
Comp Cam kit SK12-432-8, 230/236 @ .50, .51 intake, .52 exhaust
Stamped Rocker Arms 1.6 Ratio, 11802c-16, https://www.summitracing.com/oh/part...c-16/overview/
Dart SHP 127122 Assembled Aluminum heads, 64cc,
Fel-Pre 1142 Head Gaskets, 4.1 bore, .04 compressed thickness,
Edelbrock Performer RPM Dual Plane Intake Manifold
1968 quadrajet 4mv
Factory GM HEI
Calculated Compression with assumed 9.025 deck height (don't know actual deck height): 9.7:1
Could I please have a review of this build?
Is this cam a good choice considering my target goals?
Opinions on whether or not I should run a higher (or lower) CR?
Keeping in mind my goals with this engine, what would you change? Add?