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So, after many many trips around my brain, I've decided to be different (cheap) and stick with 96ci and go from there.

I'm open to tips from experienced builders. Here's what I got so far:

Andrews 48H
P/P throttle body
Mild head work

I hope im happy with it cuz i just dont want to spend the money on a 107+
 

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Yep, scratched that idea. I was trying to reuse the stock pushrods until i found out that going thru the top end would cost me about $90 in gaskets alone. So, im going w/ a Woods TW-555 and adjustables so that i can upgrade to a 107 down the road. I'm also doing the RSD Nostalgia cam cover while im at it.

I'll post pics when i get it all done.
 

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You will like the cams. They made a pretty big improvement. I'm used to bigger motors so when I go the stock 96" I was very bored. After the cam upgrade, it was just enough to get me by till I had time to do the full buildup.
 
I would stick with the 48 cams if you are not going to increase your static comp. Or tman 555 tq cams work great on 9.31 / 10.1 comp and not loud. and easy on the rockers........




So, after many many trips around my brain, I've decided to be different (cheap) and stick with 96ci and go from there.

I'm open to tips from experienced builders. Here's what I got so far:

Andrews 48H
P/P throttle body
Mild head work

I hope im happy with it cuz i just dont want to spend the money on a 107+
 

stupid_rope

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So, doing the TW-555s and instead of the RSD cover, i bought an Arnott air ride system.

Custom Dynamics has them on sale. I paid $450 for the brand new set. Compressor's going in the right side cover
 

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It's worth the call to Drago's to get Franks input. He has forgot more than we could learn. He has alot of input on motors that plain work. My next engine build will be with him.
 

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So, after many many trips around my brain, I've decided to be different (cheap) and stick with 96ci and go from there.

I'm open to tips from experienced builders. Here's what I got so far:

Andrews 48H
P/P throttle body
Mild head work

I hope im happy with it cuz i just dont want to spend the money on a 107+
If you don't have an air cleaner upgrade and 2 into 1 along with the came would be your best bang for the buck. Nothing wrong with being cheap.
 

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It's worth the call to Drago's to get Franks input. He has forgot more than we could learn. He has alot of input on motors that plain work. My next engine build will be with him.
Did my motor last winter wish I knew Frank a year ago. I would of got more power for less money. Instead I had the dealer do it, leson learned.
 

stupid_rope

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Cams are going in - TW-555 with a Baisley performance spring in the oil pump.

also did the Arnott air ride system. cant wait to ride it...
 

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we have seen great numbers with 96 inch stock motors one of our dealers that sells are parts made 93 hp and 103 tq with a tman 525 and a Dragula 3 step header 2:1 with a PCV

If you are going to stich with the 96 we would say do a
1. cnc port job
2. Tman 555 tq cam or 48 andrews
3. Bump compression up to 9.75.1
4. A very good 2:1
And you will se very good numbersssss like 98/100hp 105/110tq. easy.... Overall curve will be great.


So, after many many trips around my brain, I've decided to be different (cheap) and stick with 96ci and go from there.

I'm open to tips from experienced builders. Here's what I got so far:

Andrews 48H
P/P throttle body
Mild head work

I hope im happy with it cuz i just dont want to spend the money on a 107+
 

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