I am about to get into a rebuild of a street/strip motor. I am hoping to
pull 350 horses. I will be doing this low budget. I have scoured for parts
and scored 882 big valve heads that I intend to polish the exhaust sides. I
also have a GM aluminum intake from an early 80's Camaro, and a rebuilt (but
questionable application) Q-jet carb.
Application: 1979 Olds Cutlass
I plan to stay with a stock torque converter
Question one: Camshaft; best bang for the buck? Which grind
(lift/duration) would give me a pretty good jump on the line but not bust me
a the gas pump
two: rear end ratio? I know the stock one is a "highway gear" with no get
up and go.
tranny: entire rebuild or shift kit?
Any and all inputs would be appreciated. I know there are hundreds of
combinations and everyone has thier own particular way of putting things
together. I do not wish to start a verbal battle here as to who's setup is
better. I plan on taking all info and doing more homework anyway.
Thanks in advance