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390 heads and cam swap

June 27 2012 at 10:55 PM

  (Login wyazel1)
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My new 390 is running great but like any horsepower junkie I am already wanting more power and wishing I would have done a couple things different. The vehicle is a 76 F150 2wd... c6 2000 stall....3.89 9" w/ detroit locker.

How much hp do you all think I am making with my current setup?? How much hp would I gain by bolting on a set of edel 600619 aluminum heads and a different cam??

This is my current set up

390 .030 over
2291 forged pistons, balanced
D2te truck heads 72cc chambers stainless 2.09 1.66 valves, (approx 9.5:1?)
Comp XE274H cam
Edel Performer RPM intake
PRW Roller rockers and stands
Edel 1411 750cfm carb
Longtube headers

This ol truck is heavy so a 445 stroker would be ideal but funds dont allow for any bottom end work at the moment. The plan is to upgrade the heads now and build a 445 short block later. Basically I am looking for suggestions for head and cam options that will wake this motor up but still pull this heavy old truck around.

 
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