Agreed with Mark about the power valve, and for exactly the reason he states. Ruptured = bad, almost non-running at idle since liquid fuel will be sucked straight into the intake manifold under all running conditions. 'Open' at idle (vacuum rating too high relative to the vacuum the engine produces at idle) = no difference in curb idle quality.
1990 454SS pickup. Original "tow truck motor" 454 upgraded to something a little more "aggressive." Seems pretty stout but the fuel bill is nuts.
78 Malibu. Inherited with only 35K on the odo! Mild 383 with Weiand 142 blower on top. Mid 12s appears to be the best it's gonna do on street rubber. Runs so good I may never drive it again.
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