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Budget 385sbc upgrades...too much compression?

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travis
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Re: Budget 385sbc upgrades...too much compression?

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I honestly liked the original combo better. It hit a lot harder right off the bottom, even if it didn’t rev out nearly as well.

But...not my car, not my money!
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Re: Budget 385sbc upgrades...too much compression?

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Probably would have been happier with it by just howl porting the SR heads and installing a nice little SFT cam package.
Somewhat handy with a die grinder.
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Re: Budget 385sbc upgrades...too much compression?

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travis wrote: Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:53 pm I honestly liked the original combo better. It hit a lot harder right off the bottom, even if it didn’t rev out nearly as well.

But...not my car, not my money!
This is why I suggested porting the S/R heads and using the shorter duration Spunky 236-242 110 (105/115) comp
solid cam.
Did the S/R heads turn out to be 67cc or the 76cc version?

And no need to run in crippled retarded timing tune on pump gas
The 114 lsa Crower cam makes a good street blower cam.

I used the 106 LSA version (102/110) of that 236/242 extreme solid cam in street motors where low mid hard punch is wanted. It rocks . Very very strong to 6000.
Can use dual plane or single plane depending on the effect you are looking for.
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