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post #31 of 38 (permalink) Old Oct 6th, 19, 6:08 PM
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Re: BBC engine advice ?

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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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. A friend runs one of pritcherds 468's in his camaro locally, he is running 10's N/A out at thompson regularly, car was featured on their website this yr have pic on my phone he sent me. Miss racing with him and some other friends, miss the car club I still am a part of there, but find my way to the local track 10mins away lol PMP is so close can hear the cars run from my front porch. Was at the track friday with friends I made here so there is that.
Thompson is my home track....since 1990.

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post #33 of 38 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 19, 1:02 AM
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Re: BBC engine advice ?

jerry's camaro that runs at Thompson it has one of Pritcherds engines in it last I knew.
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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.
By "way better cams" , do you mean they make more horsepower ??

Anyone can make a cam that makes more horsepower, but it sacrifices gas mileage, a smooth idle , etc.

The ZZ502 cam is a great compromise.

It has high vacuum at idle (15") and still makes over 1 HP per cubic inch.

Awesome IMHO.

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By "way better cams" , do you mean they make more horsepower ??

Anyone can make a cam that makes more horsepower, but it sacrifices gas mileage, a smooth idle , etc.

The ZZ502 cam is a great compromise.

It has high vacuum at idle (15") and still makes over 1 HP per cubic inch.

Awesome IMHO.
talk to any cam person about that. I like the zz502 for the smaller bbc like 396 but anything bigger and there are better choices that will still deliver fuel economy with improved power, there is more then one way to skin a cat.

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post #36 of 38 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 19, 12:04 PM
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Cart before horse...... 67283 says from 468 to 632c.i, so maybe y'all ought let him define that much too broad choice before you quibble about cams. The ZZ502 takeout wont fit in a 383! And he hasnt defined "street" either. "Street" means different things to different folks.

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Re: BBC engine advice ?

Thanks everyone for ALL the input/replies, very informative !!

Based on the feedback so far I THINK I've come to a few conclusions but still thinking about a few:
Street = 98% just driving around the town, cruising, few 1-2 hr drives, etc. 2% strip for fun only, nothing serious
CI = 496, 509, 525, 540, 555 & 565 w/ 9.8" standard deck height, all motor - Final CI decision once I decide engine builder
Fuel = 87/93 (EFI) or E-85 (carb)...final decision w/ builder & price considerations
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post #38 of 38 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 19, 6:35 PM
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Re: BBC engine advice ?

My car is similar to what you're targeting.

Background - I inherited my '67 from my brother's estate and he already had purchased the 463 BB to go in it but never pulled the trigger. The 463 was built with an Edelbrock Performer RPM top end kit (heads, hyd roller cam/lifters, intake, etc.). I upgraded the rest of the car with similar intent as you - driver, built for turning corners and trips. I've done a few road trips and lots of local driving. So far I'm very pleased with the overall combination - 463 BB, 700R4, Holley EFI, Ridetech suspension. The EFI really makes the BB more manageable with good manners (startup, idle, responsiveness and even MPG).

I similarly started with a 283/Powerglide Malibu.
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