Doing the body/paint work on my 66 GT, starting to think about sourcing engine parts..figuring the direction of the build. I am going to convert from my C4 to either a 4 spd toploader or T5. Weekend driver, looking to liven the engine up but not really rev it up, no racing (okay, maybe a stop light or two..) So I'm thinking decent idle, good torque, but noticeably more pull than stock. My initial ideas from limited research...and limited funds (gotta be reasonable after a total restore)
-GT40P heads, mild port
-Edelbrock performer intake (or similar, dual plane)
-Some kind of performance, hydrolic roller performance cam (what do you recommend?)
-somewhere around 10:1 compression
.....Just fuzzy ideas to start with...what do you think? Any proven component matches along these lines that work? Thanks in advance!
Just so you know, there are two ways to handle converting to a "roller" which I highly advise due to maintenance. Both of the following, I have personal experience and both, of which, are good.
1. Use spyder assembly with roller lifters stabilized with, what's called, dog-bones and Comp Magnum roller rockers. cost is much less than 2nd alternative
2. Use link-bar roller lifters and same roller rockers. Much more costly!
In both cases, you will need to check your push-rod geometry.
A nice carb your setup would be a 600 Eddy as they are reliable and easy to tune. I have no problems with Hollys, as I have run them both.
If you or anyone else is interested, I have a complete assembly, as noted, in my #1 comments for sale. PM for details. I have since moved on to # 2.
Severna Park, MD
1964 1/2 Poppy Red Cvt Resto-Mod
333 cu.in, dual Webers, CI cam, TW heads,TRI-Ys, 3.55 rear, T5z, TCP susp., real leather seating