The cam is the "stock" 289 High Performance camshaft. An excellent street cam, if you don't mind adjusting the rockers. I drove mine every day for decades. Adjusted the valves at every other oil change. Got so I could do it in about an hour.I have some parts that came with my car that I'm finally getting to
Not sure if these are special and wondering what the little plate is over the primary booster on the carb... Cam is still in sealed plastic. View attachment 763856 View attachment 763857 View attachment 763858 View attachment 763859
This sort of thing is why we love you.The cam is the "stock" 289 High Performance camshaft. An excellent street cam, if you don't mind adjusting the rockers. I drove mine every day for decades. Adjusted the valves at every other oil change. Got so I could do it in about an hour.
The C3OE-B wheel with the orange daub is the one specially rebalanced for the 289HP engine.
The plate is a baffle for the accelerator jets.
I have to wonder, since you already have two 289HP items, what carb number you have.
Sitting can lead to dried out seals, etcetera. And yeah, I put mine together from pieces when they could still be found. Even then, a complete HP carb was scary. Only carb I know of that costs more is a BOSS 351.With the carb I was battling a flat spot during transition and was to the point where I could spend money on a full rebuild on a 50 year old carb or just buy a new carb.
The carb was rebuilt by "Pony Carb's" several years ago but sat open on a shelf until I installed it this year.
If it was the "correct" carb for the car it would be a no-brainer to rebuild ! I would love to find one that I could afford, have you seen the price of those things ?
I would've had no problem installing the kit, but I think some of the small passages may be partially blocked and a professional cleaning is in order...
Actually I do have the Pertronix unit currently in the C5OF dizzy but I really want to see if the vacuum advance makes a difference after Dan tunes it up.
Maybe I will send him both distributors and have the option of vac or non vac advance.