I live in the uk and about 18 months ago i bought a 1967 californian i6 coupe.
A mountain of work and expense later its coming along nicely towards my dream car.
Doing the work myself, had to build a garage for it after buying the car so had my work cutout but happy with the garage and its great to relax listening to rock radio and tinker with the car....
Currently im halfway through a full aaw rewire kit.
Main Things done so far :
Shelby drop with new uca's
1" front sway bar
Koni classic adjustables
Hid relayed front lights
Led rear lights
Front disk brake conversion
New steering collumn and 16:1 manual steering box. (i have a flaming river power rack and pinion kit but decided on the manual steering path to fitment issues of the new engine.)
1" lowering front springs.
Its got some [email protected]
split rim alloys on it.... Front and back 225/55r17 firestone rubber, could do with narrower tires on the front but they came with the car and i like them so will keep them.
I have a 1969 302 c4 from a v8 to rebuild and swop for the i6 c4
I know i need change the rear end for minimum 8".... Likely a nine inch and 4 lug to keep the wheels.
Everything costs a fortune get here in the uk so its going to be a gradual process and ill be doing most things myself.....
Soooo.... Im getting progress made...
On to my question... Though i have loads! ?
I have managed to get hold of this beauty:
ford 351 Windsor 5.8 v8
completely rebuilt engine
Rebored block +30 the block number is 1974 model d4ae601
New +30 hypereutectic coated flat top pistons with new rings
New Uprated i beam 683g conrods with up rated bolts
Reground crankshaft +30 main bearings
+20 big end bearings
New Apr main bearing bolts
New oil pump standard with New Apr oil pump shaft
New camshaft +bearings to suit c4 gearbox
All New gaskets and seals
New cam chain +sprockets
New front pully pro balance 28oz
New hydraulic tappets
New push rods
New Rail type rockers with guides for pushrods
New Arp head bolts
Victor reinz head gaskets
I want to put a hydrolic roller cam in,
I have afr205's 58cc with hydrolic roller springs
I have a weiland stealth inlet manifold.
I have a street fighter ultra 775 vacume secondary carb.
This will be a street driven weekend musclecar which will see straight line fun and a few trackdays a year. Some motorway mileage, maybe 2500 miles a year. Not a daily driver.
I was thinking of a 408 stroker hence the 205 afrs and 775 street avenger but am hoping to save the consederable costs involved by keeping the freshly built internals as they are.
So can anyone advise on a cam and third member ratio and any other advice really to acheive a good balance with my parts. I know the heads may be a drawback for quick starts but if i can get the least boggy acceleration, classic v8 rumble and reasonably streetable with some motorway miles. I dont want it revving high on motorway.
Plus can i use the torque converter i got with the 302c4.... Or a recommendation for a streetable stall convertor ,that would be good.
This wont be raced.
Thanks in advance .
Im not competing with anyone for bragging rights... Just want a great well rounded classic musclecar grin every time i drive. ? and 400rwhp haha ?