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cam choice o boy...

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Send my build sheet into ed curtis today can't wait to see what he comes up with....

see what u guys give for specs..

brodix 5.0 r heads 1.6 rr

victor jr efi intake 90 mm elbow and throttle body

30 pound injectors and mass air meter

anderson power pipe full bolt ons..
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Weren't you going to get them Brodix a once over and port job?

JMertins is building or just finished building a nice little stroker.

But there is more to custom cams than just lift and duration numbers.
Well to truly get a custom cam done right you need to flow the heads after they have been ported and polished to see what has been done to them. Also I am sure Ed would love to know also :winks
It is not that he believes that you will pick up this or that but in the flow number low, middle and high. Not all porters can make good numbers as they will reshape bowls, floors, exhaust & intake ports. Also increase in chamber size will make a difference.

I mean if you can get someone who knows what they are doing and knows those heads they can easily get 50 cfm outta them and open up the cc by lets say 15 to 20. That in itself makes a hell of a difference.

That's why having them ported and polished is a double edge sword as I have seen guys who say they do and all they end up doing is slowing down velocity and create turbulence. There is more science to it than just hogging out the casting and making things look smooth and shiny.
You also know there are varying degrees of port jobs and not all the port jobs are the same. Just saying as it is good to have all the information before you have a custom cam ground.
Well when my 347 was finally put together I have some TW ported and polished flowing in the 310 range at 600 and a custom cam all controlled by a 80mm ProM MAF and it drove around great and idle well also. Up top it was a little lean so I had to bump up the fuel but now I got the Moates and have been playing with that for a few days. Gotta go spin the rollers soon and see what they tell me :winks
I think it was in the 190's and it is a guy who used to work with Ronnie Crawford....ever heard of him?
Yeah Ronnie is a local Miami guy who really doesn't do shop work and stuff for some time now. He does have a warehouse down by me and he just assembles motors. He doesn't do the open to the public, working on customer cars any more or have an office.

I haven't really run my car yet cause been playing with the Moates whenever I get a chance and I am dying to spin the rollers for shiz and giggles.

I started my build as a simple top end swap and it turned into a 2 year overhaul with parts that I already had so fingers crossed.
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