November 25, 2003It`s time to rebuild my `74 4x4 chevy 350(bad bearings and loud knocking) I have installed headers, a Edlebrock 600cfm performer carb and intake. I am thinking about adding the Performer cam and roller tip rockers. I have heard small valve heads are good for building torque. I am not looking to build a screaming off road machine, because I use it for hauling my horse trailer and the occasional load of lumber. Does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations?
November 25, 2003a cam and roller rockers will help a lot, maybe have your heads ported and polished. Hydraulic lifters.. you can always ahve the engine bored but if it doesn`t need it i wouldnt suggest it.
November 25, 2003well, i suggest starting off on the right foot first...and 351W would be your best start...just kidding-see what kind of a rise i can get with that...
but seriously, i would also port and polish the heads and set them up for roller rockers...roller lifters too...a mild cam couldn`t hurt...i`ve found that eBay has been the best for finding really good parts that are new and at a great price...
November 25, 2003If you got the money AIr Flow Research heads are the hot ticket. Car Craft got 400+ ponies with AFR`s heads and a stock camshaft. Imagine what you can do with a mild cam. If not, then get all the machine work you can afford. Porting, polishing, definitely port matching (as in the heads to the intake), gasket matching. Just to name a few. Any friction that you can get rid of inside the motor will help.