Post by smallblockchevy on Sept 19, 2012 22:43:30 GMT -5
So I am building a 350 in school this year. The engine has to be mostly stock. So I was wondering what's the best head/cam combo for under $1000. I don't care too much for the sound. I want to push people around.
Post by CHUNKY MONKEY 13 on Jan 6, 2013 11:50:50 GMT -5
Alright guys im needing some advice on putting together what im gonna call a county fair motor. Ive got a budget of $500 here is what ive already got a low mile 305 with great compression, new double roller timing chain, wieand intake, rebuilt 2jet, dec 4into 1 headers. With the $500 budget what would you do to bring this thing to life.
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Post by troytagvtown on Jan 6, 2013 12:29:23 GMT -5
I think I run a voodoo 100 or 101 cam, with a pair of small chamber " power pack heads..I think their off early 60s 283 or 327.. They've done really well with the heat, never blow head gaskets...(Arp bolts) The best thing you can do is re curve your dist, so it revs up quicker..and by all means make sure your carb and dist are tuned PERFECT.. Good luck..
I would add a set of valve springs to match your cam and lifter set if its in your budget, and like it has been said tune your carb and get your timing set. If u do a cam upgrade dont forgrt to match it to your gear, it does no good to have a motor that will turn 6000 rpm if you never get past 4000
If it were me and i was just building it for a half dozen county fair shows and i was confident in the lower end which you should be if it runs. Seen very few 305's self destruct, typically you cant make them blow up if you try. I would find a set of small chamber heads weather it be old ones or new ones, have them touch the valve job and re use all the old parts in them, cheap timing chain, 1104 cam from summit, advance curve kit in the distributor, gasket kit, oil change and some cool spark plugs.
Cam kit and matching valve springs. Oil pump if you deem it is needed, standard volume high pressure. Good tune up and a little head work ( good cut on valves and seats and clean up), and new gaskets and seals would make it good to go. Power pack heads if you find them, if not no big deal.
i put a cam kit in, different oil pump, put on a edelbrock performer intake 2 bbl carb, new distributor and just a tune up and i think i spent around $700. havent had any problems with mine and i think i get plenty of power for the county shows i run.
Post by thefarmboy21h on Jan 7, 2013 20:58:25 GMT -5
IF you're gonna keep it around for a while or even for a spare, here's what id do....
1. Cheap cam kit (Competition products, Jegs, Summit, Northern auto, etc) nothing too big, I wouldnt even change the springs unless theyre worn out. 2. Rebuild an HEI dist and throw in it (new cap, rotor, coil and module) 3. Check the valve tips and make sure they're not wearing out (pitting, getting flat) if so cheap valve kit 4. Rebuild the carb if necessary 5. If you want change the rear main seal and timing cover and add a nice one piece rubber oil pan gasket
Thats all I'd do. If you order it all from competition Products youre probably looking at $300 at most if you need all of it i listed. $100 plus shipping for a decent cam kit. This is where I get most of my stuff. Have some great cams....Just look up Comp Cams 4x4 cams and get something close.