Posted February 11, 2002 - 07:03 AM
Posted February 11, 2002 - 09:58 AM
Posted February 11, 2002 - 10:25 PM
blueprint the engine that's all. get a race shop to set your squish at .040", new rings, re time the cams to max lift at 109d on both. go to a good pipe like the white bros and then do my jetting figures. you can get VT camwheels from falicon crankshafts of clearwater, fl.
a new camchain won't hurt while you're there.
Posted February 13, 2002 - 03:26 PM
I would start by running the new 426 rod. You can bore and replate the 400 jug too a 426 spec and run a stock 426 piston, or buy a stock 426 jug and bore it to 97mm or 444cc.
Then there is the head.
I would run kmpi ss valves as they are one piece and both cheaper and better than stock. Check out there web site-
You can run the falicon adjustable sprocketas or have powroll retime/index your stock gears and weld them into place. The gears are known to slip on the cams leading to other ugliness.
I have run the big bore kit with no reliability issues and tons of torque on tap. It has to be driven to appreciate the difference.