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Ok calmed down a bit now. Van and truck need some work. Van- needs a lifter. Has any one used Hughes plenum upgrade gasket ? Any ideas or thoughts on this process would be great.
Truck- time for the cam. Is Hughes a good way to go. ? What's reliable for daily use but still make some power ? I know vacuum can suffer. I do have the sct tuner.
Thanks again guys. Yes I sent parts back that I had ordered starting over. Van is first on the list.

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Ok calmed down a bit now. Van and truck need some work. Van- needs a lifter. Has any one used Hughes plenum upgrade gasket ? Any ideas or thoughts on this process would be great.
Truck- time for the cam. Is Hughes a good way to go. ? What's reliable for daily use but still make some power ? I know vacuum can suffer. I do have the sct tuner.
Thanks again guys. Yes I sent parts back that I had ordered starting over. Van is first on the list.
I have a cam and heads if you want them, you MUST get different rockers though for them. The set I used are responsible for the death of my original 408. The heads are already setup with a excellent porting job and nice valves and high end comp cams double springs. I also have two full sets of lifters available if you need those as well. One is a normal OEM set (I would recommend those) and a set of roades lifters. I also have a 4700 mile full double roller timing set with 3 keyways and a billet crank sprocket if you want a new timing gear. Cam is a 208/208 @.050 and .565 lift on both, it works perfectly with the springs on the heads. The cam was too small for my 408 but would be good in a 360 and excellent in a 318. The heads flow 210 cfm on the intake side at my local bench, my ported edelbrocks flow 235 on the same bench. I would expect about 375 hp total with my old gear. I made about 385 but again, the cam was too small for a 408 so the hp potential of the engine was limited.

I also have two NEW Feel pro permatorque headgaskets that came in my gasket set as well as one of their intake plenum seals (I used custom Cometic gaskets and don't have a plenum seal anymore) I also have once used ARP rod and head bolts if you want those. Nothing at all wrong with the bolts, I just upgraded to studs for my heads and I am not one to reuse even high end rod bolts. If you decide to use them PLEASE resize your rods for the new bolts and and use ARP lube when torquing them.

I would be willing to let everything go for a good price since I won't be using them again. They are all stored in machine shop bags right now.
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Wow that's a lot of stuff. I would be doing most of that on the 318 I think. Decided to keep it simple for the van and just do the lifter and the plenum seal. What are you asking for the heads and all that. And I didn't realize I needed to to new studs. I will probably go new with those if thats the best way. What else will I need with all this? Push rods and rockers for sure it looks like. And is this a low maintenance cam. I don't think I want do do this again for a very long time lol.
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Wow that's a lot of stuff. I would be doing most of that on the 318 I think. Decided to keep it simple for the van and just do the lifter and the plenum seal. What are you asking for the heads and all that. And I didn't realize I needed to to new studs. I will probably go new with those if thats the best way. What else will I need with all this? Push rods and rockers for sure it looks like. And is this a low maintenance cam. I don't think I want do do this again for a very long time lol.
Yes, its a zero adjustment cam. You set the pre-load once time and never have to touch it again. I will give you new studs with the heads, I am not using the ones that came with my edelbrocks since I did a shaft mount conversion, they are correct for your use and totally unused.


You would indeed need new pushrods and rockers, I can tell you how long mine are since they are correct to use with that cam and 1.7 ratio rockers BUT I will warn you it may change with new rockers if they are adjustable.
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Computer controlled cam? Really.?? Yes I want to keep the fuel injection.
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Yes it is, I use the stock computer infact with simple overwrite software.
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Well dyno doesn't Lie. So far this is what I have for power after just bolt on and tuning. IMG_20170608_1227338.jpg
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So lesson learn'd, start with a tuner, a good one. Sct worked really well. Then, exhaust, then intake tuning of your choice. For me the cheep and easy throttle body machining I would start with. Cai? Not yet proved in relation to factory air box, with a good filter. Dyno runs with that set up vs cai, coming soon.

Thanks to all who helped out on this, commented, or followed.
More to come, still doing valve train, just not sure when. Still catching up on the money front.

Oh 3 inch exhaust from headers back single pipe with a well designed "Y" pipe, has been recommended, with cat delete, or high flow cats.

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