What's the easiest way to get under 13secs?

Discussion in 'Camaro Questions' started by BOWIE, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. BOWIE

    BOWIE Veteran Member

    Nov 11, 2007
    Scottsdale, AZ.
    I'm getting a little more focus on my goals w/ the help of you guys (a couple of whom I need to call), and I think my goal is just to make it as fun as possible w/o any major mods or mutilation.
    Suspension is coming first, then I'll start messing w/ the engine by the end of spring.
    Please pitch-in your opintions on the best way for me to get my acceleration quicker (for street, not strip).
    71', 350 (123k mi), 350TH, 2bbl, AC, pretty much everything is stock. The only thing I've done so far is switch to synthetic oil and add a K&N air filter.
    Switching engines may be an option because mine is getting old but I would prefer to rebuild it though as it is the original.
  2. kik_start

    kik_start BANNED

    Sep 3, 2006
    gone crazy
  3. WMCC Doug

    WMCC Doug Veteran Member

    Oct 16, 2002
    Wyoming, MI
    Buy a 98-02 Z28 or SS, slap on some headers and a tune in the computer and you're in the 12.90's. Easy.
  4. TANGO Z28

    TANGO Z28 Member

    Dec 15, 2007
    Your engine has high miles so I think it's best to rebuild it . When doing so you can buy a 383 stroker kit a Comp Cams XE268H cam with a set of Worlds sportsman II heads . Have the TH350 trans rebuilt run a 2800 stall . Have your rear end rebuilt with a 373/410 posi it should be the 8.5 . This will put you in the 12.70 range . If you think your short block is in good shape as is . With the right heads and cam . And with a 2400 stall . You may see low 14teens . With the gear change high 13teens . :bowtie:
  5. forget the big block. I would say rebuild and stroke like tango said.
  6. Marks71BB

    Marks71BB Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Thats right, a big block might get ya into the 11's:)

    He was only askin for 13's
  7. thedude327

    thedude327 Veteran Member

    Feb 21, 2004
    Brighton,Michigan U.S.A.
    This should be a very strong street combo. about the only thing I'd change is to go to the comp cams XE274H cam and to make sure that your using the 64cc combustion chambered sportsman II's. No need for the bigblock fit hassles or the hernia. (No extra charge for the hernia btw) Do this and you'll have one potent street machine. You may also want to consider competition engineering slide-a-links traction bars.
  8. TANGO Z28

    TANGO Z28 Member

    Dec 15, 2007
    Big block are Cool but the co$t is why high even for a used one . I would like to see a Real life Budget BB Chevy build . Even a 396/402 . I buy good 350 4 bolt long blocks locally for $350.00 . Still no luck finding a 396/402 OR 454 ? for less then $1000.00 . When I find one for around $500.00 I will buy it .
  9. tyster

    tyster Veteran Member

    Jul 14, 2007
    jerseyville, il
    Write it on your garage wall and stand under it:crazy: LOL
  10. TANGO Z28

    TANGO Z28 Member

    Dec 15, 2007
    Thedude327 You are right that XE274H has more HP on the Cam Quest Check this out this is the 383 with the 64cc sportsman heads 10.5.1 air gap intake with 750 carb . With the XE268H cam 484.2 HP/5500 / 503.6 Torque/4500 . With the XE274H-496.5 HP/6000 / 503.5 Torque /4500 . One more cam to think of . But this one may be to big with power brakes . This cam is the Comp cams 292H- 512.7 HP/6000 / 498.7 Torque/5000 This cam is 501 lift with 244 dur at 050 with a 110 lobe sep . COOL The HP#s are with open headers .

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