1968 H Code 383 - 2020 Engine Refresh - Cam, lifters, pumps, etc.

Engine, Transmission & Driveline

  1. Luke Pokrajac

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    Installation of new Lunati Voodoo 60301 cam, lifters, pushrods, double roller timing chain, oil pump, fuel pump, vibration damper, Edelbrock 383 performer intake, rear main seal and gaskets

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  2. Luke Pokrajac

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    Got more pics to put up if you all want to see them. I guess you can only do 10 per post.
     
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    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Now why wouldn’t we want to see more?:lol:
     
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    Always fun to watch others working on their stuff. Keep the pictures coming. And thanks!
     
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    JUST beautiful...…...
     
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    Looks like fun. Keep up the good work and keep us posted. I love that car. One of these years I'll get around to doing mine.
     
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    Way
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    Thank you! It turned out better than I thought it would
     
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    I might just have to drive it up to BP!!!
     
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    The car really runs well...amazing what the difference is. I really like this Lunati cam...nice smooth idle but man it has some get up now. Wooo weee.
     
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    Let's hear it!
     
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    Looks great! Definitely taking it to the next level!
     
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    Finally found it! That particular Lunati VooDoo is the 256/262 advertised duration cam. 213/220 @.050" duration .454/.475 lift LSA?LCl 112/108 RPM 1000-5000 (Summit), 1000-5500 (Lunati). The ""60301" is Summit's Part Number for the cam. The current Lunati SKU is 10230701 Cam only

    For comparison, their "Factory Performance" 440/375 -type cam is 278/288 advertised duration. 218/226 @.050" duration .455/.470 lift LSA/LCl 112/108 RPM 1800-5500 The current Lunati SKU is 10211005 cam only

    Glad to find out which cam it is and the specs. What carb? What distributor timing and advance specs? Stock valve springs?

    Always nice to have a great looking car that runs better than it used to, but looks "unmolested"!

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    :thumbsup: Nice!


    I'm wondering what rear gear ratio you are running?
     
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    You are correct on the cam specs/numbers listed. I have it with the original Carter AVS carb and a new Edelbrock Performer 383 manifold. Timing is currently set at 32 all in at 3000. I may raise it up to 34. Car runs excellent...better idle than the stock cam...especially when I run 89 non-ethanol. I mix 93 octane in also.
     
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    Valve springs were installed by previous owner. Stock replacement units with damper springs. I think the 383 HP 906 heads have the 440 springs as original equipment.
     
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    3.23 open rear
     
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    Good to know about that cam. With God's help, I plan to start building my 400 this year. I think some more "stimulus" is sorely needed for my C body! Yo! Donny!.....
     
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    You'd really like this cam in your 400! It should help quite a bit with that low compression the 400 would have. Just dont expect it to have a lopey idle...it will be smooth...at least it is in mine.