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68DARKHORSE
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posted 10-31-2002 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68DARKHORSE   Click Here to Email 68DARKHORSE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Building a 10:1 351W. Will use 2.02 al. heads of some kind. Will use 2500 stall AOD with 3.89:1 gear. I am also considering Comp Xtreme roller(XR282?).

Will this cam run power breaks?
Is it pretty streetable (not daily driver).
Can this combo make 400hp?
Sould I consider a different cam?

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borgwarriormoose
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posted 10-31-2002 03:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for borgwarriormoose   Click Here to Email borgwarriormoose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If the money is available, run an AFR 185 head, good quality, great power. A friend has that cam in a 393 stroker, fairly healthy idle, should run okay with your convertor, marginal power brakes.
That cam would respond better to an extra 42 cubes....
It should be around 400hp. Note: I hope you have had that AOD rebuilt( with the best cases being 1990-up units), and with good clutches, especially the direct clutch(upgrade the number of friction discs and steels, Alto red eagle or raybestos blue frictions), a stronger inner input shaft, mechanical diode intermediate one-way clutch, and a kevlar O/D band.

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68DARKHORSE
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posted 10-31-2002 04:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68DARKHORSE   Click Here to Email 68DARKHORSE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AFR 185's are my first choice. The AOD will be beefed up. Not sure if I want the wide ratio kit or just swap the 3.89's for 4.30's.

What rods did your friend use in the 393?

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-31-2002 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ISKY??? Don't they make flathead cams?

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posted 11-01-2002 09:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
ISKY??? Don't they make flathead cams?


Hey, my dad bought a Flathead cam from them in the fifties. He walked through the garage and saw the Isky box laying around and was amazed that they were still in business......

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borgwarriormoose
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posted 11-02-2002 02:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for borgwarriormoose   Click Here to Email borgwarriormoose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You have a choice: use the stock 351w rods, and the usual mods, or anything aftermarket that fits a 351w. I think the rods were Eagle units......had to resize the big ends, even though they were new. so keep an eye out for that if you buy the eagle units.
I would skip the low gear kit if you are running a big cam and stock displacement. The low gear kit is great for a big car or truck to help with the launch, but is not needed for a smaller car. Plus, the useable rpm range spread is smaller with the bigger cams, and you need a close ratio gear spread to match it. If you were building a torque motor, sure, get the low gear kit.
Note: If you have not purchased an AOD yet, here are a couple of good vehicles to get good trannies from:
89-92 AOD t-bird supercoupes
92-93 E-150's with 351's
89-91 crown vic police cars with the 351w
The police car and SC trannies have a hi-rpm governor valve, the van tranny does not...
The van tranny has a 2-inch wide over drive band, the other two do not....
All three have the bigger direct clutch baskets, better for modifications, because the direct clutch is a MAJOR weak link....
Get a valve body from lentech, I have done everything possible for mods to my aod valvebody, and it still won't shift any higher than 5700 rpm, unless I manual shift it, and you can't manual shift from 2nd to 3rd, the lentech valve body reconfigures the shift pattern from OD-D-L to 1-2-3, and over drive is a button on the dash....
More AOD mods available, if anyone interested......

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