Manifold and Cam choices
I'm just about to rebuild my 302w for my ZD Fairlane, she is a cruiser but i want a little more kick without going ridiculous. Needs to retain fair economy and run on maximum of premium unleaded as up north its hard to find BP.
For starters one of my heads are cracked so a new pair is on the way (el cheapo paper ones for a hundred bucks) I will port match them to whatever I use and give the exhaust good clean out and polish the chambers. I was advised against touching the intake as usually any attempts to modify them by an amature you lose power. Something to do with maximum atomisation. Any tips on playing with heads yourself? My mate had a standard 302 clevo, he fully rebuilt her put in a mild cam, 4 barrel and manifold, using the stock iriginal heads, he polished them (all himself) to literally a mirror finish. He had the heads sitting on his coffee table for about 3 months doing them constantly by hand. Now that car went hard, alot harder that any other basically standard 302 I've been in. Don't ask me any more questions as thats about all I know about what he did to em. So any comments, suggestions, links etc to help me out?
As for the manifold, some people reckon the edelbrock performer is the way to go and other say the weiand xcelerator mini high rise is the way to go. Any suggestions? I would like to run the new Holley Street Avenger as I have heard nothing but raves about them.
Also, when running the standard diff gears, whats a good cam? I saw these kids in America under direction by a race technician, they stuck in a roller cam and roller lifters but no roller rockers, something about budget. How much is a roller cam - lifters and is it worth while?
Don't forget its for a reliable every day use, nothing exotic or overly juicy.
Thanks for the help!
Gimme an old classic cruiser any day over a new car.
I can jump on my fairlane all day long and not even dent it, just bump
a new car 'n' your off to the panel beaters...