So as I tear apart the old engine, I am starting to make some plans, and looking for some deals. I found out my existing heads have the 2.125 valves in them so I am having them mag checked and will get those freshened up this month. Just a little bowl smoothing and a fresh grind and seals.
This engine is going into a 67 2door skylark, which has a 2:78 posi rear and will have a TH400 trans. Suspension has all been done, brakes are all new. This is going to be a summer cruiser car, no track time except maybe a time or two just to see what it does. I don't expect times to be great because of the rear ratio, but maybe some day down the line I can swap in a different rear to make it quicker.
I have full length headers which I will probably try out, unless they give me too much trouble on ground clearance but that is far into the future. I have a new Performer manifold sitting on the shelf for the future too so I will use a quadrajet carb. Probably go to a breakerless distributor in the future for ease of maintenance but that isn't a big deal either way. It currently has a large cap dist. in it.
I do like a nice sound and a bit of a lope in the idol and am not worried about fuel efficiency since it is a weekender car. With that rear ratio, I will need the power to come on in the low end of RPM rather than higher.
So looking for recommendations about cam choice.
Depending on how the rockers and shafts look, if I need to replace them, is there a particular style that is better or worse?
The engine probably won't go together for a year, but if I can stumble onto a nice cam or valve train package online I could jump on it so long as it isn't something that just won't work.
Here is an example of a cam kit on ebay for a decent price, maybe.
This engine will not likely see over 5500rpm.
Thanks for any ideas.