Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Central West Virginia
Re: 351c 2v CHI Heads what Hp/TQ
You have an excellent combination! It is matched up well together! Carb, intake, cam, heads, converter, etc. Do NOT go and put a bigger cam in it! You'll just screw it all up. The cam will work great with the rest of the parts you have! If you go and install a huge camshaft, it will be a DUD taking off. It will feel lazy. As it is RIGHT NOW, you will have a very responsive engine that will make GOOD power all the way to 6000 to 6500 rpm.
If you were set to just go RACING, and wanted to install a 5000 rpm converter, 4.30 gear, huge carb, huge intake, huge cam, high compression, huge headers, huge exhaust... and didn't care how much power it made below 5000 rpm... sure. Change things up. But, for a street car, what you have is by far the best way to go! You will be surprised at how well it will run! As it, the car should burn the tires off!
With those heads, I can see it making an EASY 400 horsepower... probably more... with tons of power across the entire power curve! People here are thinking you have stock 2bbl heads, and don't even know the CHI units are quality aftermarket pieces.
Good Luck, and Have FUN!!!
Last edited by n2omike; 02-10-2019 at 07:16 AM.