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    so, my boxing day shopping consisted of buying parts for my car, i got me, full weather strip set, decal kit, nos front brake backing plates, whole pile of nos interior and exterior parts, including new shifter handle, and my favorite part a set of nos gm door sills still in there package, car body on stands is going into body shop next week, hoping to have her rolling by summer time

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    Very cool, sounds like its comin along very nicely!
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    body went to the body shop lest weds, i stopped in on friday to see if they had a chance to check to see if body was tweeked or not, and its pretty much done, i couldnt believe it, it looks great. pictures to come shortly

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    Default 86 Grey 442

    Should look like this:icon14:
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    oh yes it will and i cant wait lol

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    current pictures of the project

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    apperently they wont upload, darn

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    I was wondeing how your 87 was coming along....

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    well, body is all done, picked it up, now shes back home on the stands, frame got sandblasted, and painted, all the control arms are sandblasted and painted, energy suspension bushings installed, and all new ball joints, i decided to buy the rear portion of the frame from arizona aswell to make sure she is completly rust free, also ordered my cam, and engine build begins

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    Very cool....I would love to do a frame off restoration in the future....when time, money, & space allow me to.... what re your plans for the engine build?

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    Very nice, pics would be great! I too am having issues loading them.... Good luck on your project.

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    finally got the pics to work
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    doors and trunk
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    Lightning Rods repair service:CLICK HERE
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    88 CSC White/Claret - T-tops
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    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Claret - T-tops
    85 442 White/Sage
    84 H/O Aero Commemorative #2199 - Sunroof
    83 H/O #2400 Sand Gray - Sunroof
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    Very nice! Before joining these forums, I didn't realize anyone in Canada had the g.body bug like I do! My own ignorance... I suppose some people see Nebraska In my info & assume that I'm knocking down rows of corn to park my Cutlass! HaHa

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    Default engine build

    for the engine build, im not going to extream, im kinda in search of a 455 to stick all my money into, so i figured id give the 350 rocket some love and dress it up nice, so im doing new bearings, hone it out, new rings, comp cam set, valve springs, set of headers, edelbrock intake, holley 650 double pumper, msd distributor,

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    BrandCOMP CamsManufacturer's Part NumberK42-225-4Part TypeCamshaft and Lifter KitsProduct LineCOMP Cams Xtreme Energy Cam and Lifter KitsSummit Racing Part NumberCCA-K42-225-4UPC036584067924Cam StyleHydraulic flat tappetBasic Operating RPM Range2,300-6,500Intake Duration at 050 inch Lift240Exhaust Duration at 050 inch Lift246Duration at 050 inch Lift240 int./246 exh.Advertised Intake Duration284Advertised Exhaust Duration296Advertised Duration284 int./296 exh.Intake Valve Lift with Factory Rocker Arm Ratio0.541 in.Exhaust Valve Lift with Factory Rocker Arm Ratio0.544 in.Valve Lift with Factory Rocker Arm Ratio0.541 int./0.544 exh.Lobe Separation (degrees)110Grind NumberOL XE284H-10Computer-Controlled CompatibleNoLifters IncludedYesLifter StyleHydraulic flat tappetValve Springs IncludedYesOutside Diameter of Outer spring


    1.437 in.
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    some newer update photos

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    VERY NICE!
    Those are some heafty plug wires
    Looks like things are coming along nicely.
    Lightning Rods repair service:CLICK HERE
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    88 CSC White/Claret - T-tops
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    87 442 Black/Gray - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Blue - T-tops
    85 442 White/Claret - T-tops
    85 442 White/Sage
    84 H/O Aero Commemorative #2199 - Sunroof
    83 H/O #2400 Sand Gray - Sunroof
    83 H/O #1607 Sand Gray - T-tops
    83 H/O #727 Maple
    "Keep them Rockets lit!"

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    Slow and steady, in January I'm back to school for 2.5
    Months so il be home ever night to work on it

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    I wish I caught this before you bought that cam! That thing is going to be a dog. What year 350 do you have? 2 or 4 bbl?

    If it is a low compression engine you are going to absolutely kill the bottom end torque. Since you said you were honing the cylinders I assume you have the engine apart. The older 350's has .017" thick shim gaskets. If you replace it with a composite gasket you will lower the compression even more. Usually the advertised compression is a 1/2 point lower in reality. So if it is advertised 8.5:1 it will more than likely be 8:1. Composite gasket can lower it to 7.5:1 before it's all over.

    The cam you picked should be used with at least 10:1 compression. You won't beable to use any power accessories with that cam as well.

    Other areas your going to run into problems is with the retainer hitting the valve guide boss because of the lift,unless you cut it down. You will need to change to an adjustable valvetrain as well.

    If I were you I would use the stock cam, get a shim gasket from M&J Proformance, mill the heads .030" for 64 cc chambers (depending on the exact engine you have) and degree the cam to get the intake valve to close at 51 ABDC or sooner using seat timing.

    This will save you money and give you the most bang for your buck. Save the cam for the big block.

    I could go on, but I think I have made my point. Already made these mistakes myself. Just trying to help.
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