I have a few questions for my engine build.
I have a handfull of parts to use. I would like to use whats good and replace whats not so good.
The ultimate goal is a nice looking 496 BBC with a 6/71 top and aluminum heads. The blower and heads and rotating assembly will come later this winter.
For now, what I have to work with is a nice recently built 468 BBC. So far what I know about it is.....
It has .060 pistons with a silver dollar size dish/indent in them. Not a valve relief but a centered dish thats pretty small. It has 781 oval port heads that have sone form of aftmrkt springs (dual spring and damper) and aftrmrkt retainers. Mallory dual point with a petronix conversion in it. Big tube Basset OT headers.
Right now the engine has a TeamG tunnel ram and dual predators on it and a holley 200gph fuel pump and half inch lines. I can only get it tuned to run up to 5000 RPM with a "B" cut impeller.
I have no clue what cam this engine has (if bigger at all) so thats my biggest delima right now.
What cam to use? NO ROLLER cam yet. Its NOT in the budget. Please, I know how much mo baddasser they are, so I dont need a roller sales pitch just advice on a solid lifter flat tappet cam.
I have a 318 solid lifter flat tappet Clay Smith cam that I would like to use if it is a decent choice. Its 318 (adv) with 276 @50, and its .645 lift with 1.75 rockers and 110 degree lobe sep.
Will this cam work with the heads i have without valve clearance problems? Can this cam be used with the tunnel ram and later with the blower with success? I plan to run procomp aluminum heads (rect port 320cc/118) with the blower in the future? Is this cam OK to run with water injected headers?
If all this is OK then I will next get my valve springs tested to see if they are up to par for the new camshaft.
I would really like to use the rest of my pedal and get past 5000rpm.