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Old 08-08-2012, 10:35 PM   #1
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Port and polish 289 4V

Hey all, I dropped off my engine to be rebuilt and the heads port and polished. I'm considering having the shop install a performance cam as well. I'd like a beefy sound, and better performance around 2500-3500 rpm's. Anyone experiment with anything they'd like to share?
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:00 AM   #2
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Look into comp cams that's the kind what I put in my 289 I wish I went little bigger but she purrrrrs beautifully.
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Look into comp cams that's the kind what I put in my 289 I wish I went little bigger but she purrrrrs beautifully.
My mechanic is trying to steer me away from anything that will give me idle issues. I'd like to have something that gives me good performance, but hums a nice idle tune. Which can are you running?
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And ....if you don't mind my asking did you have to swap out your heads, and or go with screw in studs for your lifters? I keep seeing reference to this. I am hoping to be able to cam the engine, and later put performance heads on. I'd like to run my stock heads, but if there is no way around it, I'll have to do what I'll have to do.
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My mechanic is trying to steer me away from anything that will give me idle issues. I'd like to have something that gives me good performance, but hums a nice idle tune. Which can are you running?
I just have a mild cam and she runs great. I didn't wanna do anything extreme since she's a daily driver
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Look at adding some roller rockers while you're in there. Check out Edelbrock for a nice little cam. You can also usually pick up a used Edelbrock intake manifold for around $100 on Craigslist or eBay.
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Look at adding some roller rockers while you're in there. Check out Edelbrock for a nice little cam. You can also usually pick up a used Edelbrock intake manifold for around $100 on Craigslist or eBay.
Will do. I have a 289 torker that was on the engine when I purchased it. I've heard some conflicting stories about those particular intakes. Good and bad. I may replace that.
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Re: Port and polish 289 4V

I have Edelbrock preformer. The torquer I heard are a little too hot for daily street cars. Usually what I heard was that they will develope a lope and run pretty rough at lower speeds and idle.
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Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. Since I have it I'll probably run it and see how it performs. If it gives me any kind of issues I'll know what to consider. Thanks
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On second thought, after reading up on single plane intakes, I'm not running track. I'm street. I need a dual plane, with longer ports. I want low end performance which the torker is not designed for.
If anyone is interested, this link is busting with killer knowledge on building a bad azz engine. I have a completely new outlook on performance parts, and engine design. Highly highly recommend reading.

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