Old Man with a Hat
- Jul 31, 2013
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- Germantown, MD
Which torque converter did you get with your combo, and you have 3.23 gears right?
Swapping the 2.76's to 3.23's and dual exhaust is on the list of first upgrades after the car is driveable.
I know that a cam ties everything together. I've build my own engine for my VW beetle. A 1.9L big bore engine with a great torque curve and good horsepower. All the machine work including milling the shortblock to fit the bigger pistons and cylinders (single barrels) was done in house by myself. I can find my way around with old VW aircooled engines, but big american v8's is new for me.
This is also the reason why I'm asking, I want a cam that fits my combo just right. And I was curious to hear some info and opinions on this forum All to get new info, learn and make better decisions.
+1 for Steve Dulcich. I like that man very much. Thanks for the info.
Please, keep on rambling. If it's useful information I'll have it all
The 268H seems a bit on the smaller size? For engines from 8:1 to 9:1 compression and "only" 218 @.050 on intake and exhaust. Nevertheless, thanks for the info. It's worth comparing everthing. This makes it easier for me to find something that will be in the ballpark.
How big can you go with a cam before you run into issues with the stock converter with a heavy '68 newport? It currenly has 2.76 gears but I'm considering a swap to 3.23's.
Thanks for the message again. Hughes looks good. I will send them a message to get some info for my specific combo.
Thanks for the input also
Another one for Hughes. Great!
So I was just thinking of a cam swap for now with future upgrades like dual exhaust and swapping 2.76's in the rear end for 3.23. Do I also need to consider a different converter with these changes? I have no idea what the specs of the stock converter are and how to pick one. Everything I had so far is stick shift.
One more thing I think no one has mentioned: If you go with a cam with excessive overlap (too much rumpity rump), you will pull less vacuum, and that will negatively affect power brake performance.