Hey Mike, that would be my test. Small internet, huh? Thanks for the Morel lifters, the con rods, and the advice!!!Wolfplace wrote:Tod85
Looks suspiciously like Wes's deal
With regards to the test, I tried to keep it as scientific as possible within the constraints of my application. One of the constraints was a low hood clearance, thus the Team G intake, the second being I wanted a somewhat mild cam. I'm sure a bigger cam would have delivered more top end HP, but I doubt my wife would have liked the idle when she is putting arond town, fouling plugs. Finally, I am currently running an 1800-2200 stall converter, and a 3.36 gear.
Driven as tested in the baseline test, with the flat tappet cam and Team G, the car went a best of 12.77 @ 107.XX (It's gone 108.XX, but not on that pass) at Famoso on 10/26/08. With the same engine and a Weiand #8120 intake, the car went 12.79 at Famoso on 10/19/08. The car is not optimized for sure. All shifts were at 5000 RPM (with the Stock shifter left in D), and the car is trapping around 5000 - 5100 RPM.
With that said, I was looking to go quicker and wanted to try another set of heads. I jumped in the middle of a nut-swinging love fest thread on another forum, and offered to put up or shut up with my car. I had no direct affiliation with any of the head manufactures at that point in time.
I've been happy with my 1962 Camel Hump heads that Mike Stark ported, and to be honest was kinda hoping to beat the aftermarket heads with them. They did better than most expected...
Any way, the results are posted above. During the course of the test, I was impressed by the difference the HR cam made, and the numbers put-out by the AFR heads.