In all honesty from both personal conversation and PM from several here they would just like to see Jon for once post a # to something, especially this engine as it is in his self proclaimed wheel house but I will not hold my breath.hoffman900 wrote: ↑Sun May 13, 2018 9:16 pmThey want you to pick out a camshaft in some cam catalog for the ST default 500hp, 383ci Chevy, with a single carburetor, AFR heads, and 10:1 compression. This will be for a street car, but we can ignore that because the dyno test won't start until 3500rpm and who cares below that point. AmIrightorwhat?SchmidtMotorWorks wrote: ↑Sun May 13, 2018 8:38 pmNever give an answer to what?RevTheory wrote: ↑Sun May 13, 2018 7:30 pmBob, that was friendly sarcasm. That's the problem with typed words on a forum; especially one where everyone has gone into their respective corners and are sitting on the edge of their seats just waiting to pounce. Voice inflection is gone.
You bet your ass that Jon will never and I mean never give an answer but I'm not going to blow up Stan's thread because I have zero respect for people like Jon that do little more than dance around a question but will never put their name on an answer.
So Rev, take note. This isn’t about just yanking some camshaft out of a catalog. This is about breaking down an engine and looking at can we make more? Can other rules of thumbs (plural, there are a lot out there form multiple sources) maximize the combination? Does any given rule of thumb get you the maximum to what the combination is capable of? Is a good result good enough? This is Speedtalk, I think lots here are interested in the pursuit of more power, at least it use to be. It seems too many here are interested in some generic recipe magazine type build for some ancient architecure. That’s fine, but if that’s you, then too mucking up the threads for Thebes other guys. I know many in this thread are not interested in that. Is, for example, a 500hp 383ci pump gas engine good? Sure. Is it everything that I can be? I don’t known. We need to break it down and have a look.
Lots here come from other schools of experience or academics. If we see technical errors, we should be able to point them out. If the poster is willing to make their theories public, they should be able to take the critique and improve their product. All should be done without malice. So really, stop with the posting like you’re in the cesspool that is the political forum. You’re certainly capable of it.
Stan, I'll have some input later in the week when I get some more time to read up on this. I also want to try some other things with these two combinations (on the exhaust lengths and intake lengths - maximize overall power for both). Then we can break them down and see what's going on.
But hopefully others that truly understand this line of work will be willing to post some numbers as others have already.
I really wish this was an actual project and not just a theory so it could be quantified in the end.