351C... CHI heads?? Funnelweb??
I'm looking to get more out of my little cleveland. For those that don't know, current specs:
12.5:1 CP pistons
Eagle crank and rods
4V closed chamber heads
Comp roller valve train .750 lift 280 @ .050
Jomar stud girdle
Holley Strip Dom
BIGS Stage V 950 DP
Hooker Super Comp Headers
Here are some things I'm kicking around for the winter:
1.) Funnelweb intake. I'm sure its better than the strip dom. With or without stuffers, though? I spin my motor to 8000 or a little more.
2.) Port work on the 4V's. Expensive, but I've already got a lot into these heads with the screw in studs, guide plates, valves, Ti keepers, etc.
3.) CHI heads. Looking at their website, I may have to run the 4V's to clear the domed pistons. If so, then I could run the intake of my choice. If I can get the 3V's with 4V combustion chambers, then I am stuck with their intake. What about my headers? Their exhaust ports are .7 inches higher. I'm thinking my headers will not bolt on. Maybe I could have them modified.
I was really hoping for a 10.50 out of the current motor, but it doesn't look like I will get it. I want a 10.50 before I bolt on N2O.
Any opinions or anyone with first hand experience with CHI heads?
385 ci Cleveland. 10.95 @ 127 mph. Street tires and mufflers.