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Brummmmamamamamamamamamma...Whappppp!......WHAAAPPPPP!......brrmmmumrmrmrmrmrmrmrrm.

Thanks everyone for all your help. Based on the "puff of air" that I wasn't getting, I pulled the valve covers and started checking roller rocker preload. Somehow I had every one signigicantly overtightend to the point that none of the valves were getting all the way closed. I reset all 16 of them, buttoned up the engine, and it started in the first couple of milli-seconds. Sounds awesome! Maybe I should just run open headers forever /forums/images/icons/wink.gif

Once again thanks for everyone's advice. I was really getting discouraged. If I didn't have everyone on the board encouraging me I'd have never been able to make it this far.

Phil

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ITS ABOUT TIME!!!! LOL. I know what you mean about the open headers. Its a shame to have to bottle up that whop pah pah with some mufflers.

What cam did you go with? Whose roller rockers? Are those the 165 or 185 heads?



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I'm supposed to take it to the exhaust shop Tuesday morning. I may have to delay that a bit because I have to take the passenger side header back off and ding it to get it off the shock tower. I doubt I'll be able to work on the car at all tomorrow (Sunday) and Monday evening is completely booked....so I'll probably tell them it'll be later in the week. I'm going with 3 chamber flow masters and an H pipe. Everything will be 2.25" up to the GT trumpets which are like 1.875 or some darn thing....so that will be somewhat of a restriction. However, the exhaust will have cooled somewhat by then so it won't be as big of restriction as you might think.

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Exactly 24 hours behind schedule.

All the valve train was Comp. I've got a extreme energy (off the top of my head) 268H-10. It's fairly mild. It gives .500 gross valve lift with the 1.6 ratio rockers. Since I'm running a c4 and 2.79 rear, I had to stay pretty mild. The guys at Wynne speed that sold me the heads recommended the cam. The heads are AFR 165 cc p/n 1402 heads. Those are the 58 cc combustion chamber models. The 185 cc heads are recommended for strokers and big windsors. The 165 cc heads are recommended for 5.0's 302s and 289s (per AFR).

Phil

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Hard to say on the idle. The choke was full on (I had it the + wire unhooked to keep it that way) so it was at about 1800 rpm. I only ran it for a minute. Honestly my neighbors are all about 80. They're nice people, and it was 9:00 at night when I got it started. No use picking up negative Karma at this point in the game. I was just so happy it started.

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