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    If those are all stock HO cams just pick the best looking one and run it. There isn't much of a difference between them.
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    I went through my cams (4)
    2) sd non-ho cams ended up being lobe angled different from the other two which came from:

    kitz kat- 1) ho cam but I need to dig into my pm's or other threads to find out what year it is.
    thefoeyouknow- 1) ho cam but I need to dig into my pm's or other threads to find out what year it is.

    at this point the focus is on rust mitigation and preservation.
    metal repair to the lower core support
    under side of car is full of 28 years of oil leaks caked on about 1/8'' thick and all black... its acting like undercoating.

    we will move from the front frame work to the rear, drop the tank to expose corrosion in back.

    we will move on to door and trunk repair next

    Fenders will come next blast and repair from about 4 deer collisions and past repairs I have done.

    next is exterior body / prime work and at some point here soon *someone* will have to have made up their minds as to what color we are going.

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    Make sure you have a good gas mask I'f your gonna apply locktite rust neutralizer in mass. It's not fun. Lol

    In similar news, the drivers side is blasted and coated with. Tomarrow were gonna prime it and move on to either the front or the bay depending.
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    Almost done with the primer.
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    Great project for the winter!! Are going to weld in some new metal when the rust has eaten away and where the log chain incident happened?

    Just remember that 302 parts make 302 power. Sell all four of your stock cams and run a cam for a 331 and the heads you have. You are going to surpass what 24 lb/hr injectors can handle so you should really think about some 30's and a programmer or a chip and dyno tune. The 331 will run with an HO cam and 19 lb/hr injectors but you will never get the power out of it you will get with a better matched cam and bigger injectors. Either way you go don't forget the subframe connectors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aerocoupe View Post
    The 331 will run with an HO cam and 19 lb/hr injectors but you will never get the power out of it you will get with a better matched cam and bigger injectors. Either way you go don't forget the subframe connectors.

    Darren

    exactly... that's the current plan,, I want it upgradeable when he feels he can
    If we do all your saying, he wont be able to afford to drive the car , our local jobs are avg 35 miles away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aerocoupe View Post
    Great project for the winter!! Are going to weld in some new metal when the rust has eaten away and where the log chain incident happened?



    Darren

    yes, that's why we are working our way from the fire wall forward, the core support repair comes real soon.
    then we move on to the rear torque boxes after the tank is out,, tidy up back there

    then to trunk lid
    then to door lowers

    subframes are also in the plan

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    im going to have to think about what your saying on the cam though,, it has been bothering me a tad.

    its not too late for this step, I would just have to gather up the MASS Air EEC,, and a paired up mass air meter with injectors.
    I cant afford to build this thing only to find out he cant afford to drive it.

    if we stay SD HO, yes that may be lean but an adjustable FPR might help some.

    back to body work............

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