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i am upgrading to a 565 from a 540 here is what i have
dart bigm 9.800 block
dart 355 cnc heads witha 50* valve job and minor clean up
14.5-1 je pistons 40cc dome 4.600 bore
compstar rods 6.535 l 19 bolts
eagle crank 4.250
ported super victor
pro-systems 1200 carb
810/778
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112lsa plus 2* adv

this motor is going in a 3600lb car i am not caught up in the number game here, i want the car to et the best. but the cam manufacture said with the combo and cam it will only make 830 to 860 hp thats what his program is telling him. i m really disappointed to hear that, and feel bad for spending the money upgrading when my 540 pushed the car to 9.60 ets with 325 heads and a 785/779 279 [email protected] 112 installed 109 any input on maybe a mistake in his calculation?
 

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looking at the combo it looks like it should make over 900hp to me?.
 

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The cam does not have enough duration for big power. Those heads will make more than 900 hp.
i believe my 540 makes around 800 hp with a smaller cam just surprised only a 30 to 50 hp difference? the cam is on the way already guess im going to have to eat it!
 

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This combo should definitely make over 900HP. With a cam in the low 280* int and low-mid 290* ex with over .800" lift cut around 113* it should make over 950hp.
 

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I wouldn't even worry about it, that thing will hit 900 with no problem. I've seen smaller cams with those heads and the same cubic inches and less compression make 875. I have a friend with a 65 chevelle with almost the same setup going 8.90-9.10 and his car is 3530 pounds. Michael
 

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with the heads you have 930 -950HP should not be an issue. You may want to spend some time working with different cam mfg.
 

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but the cam manufacture said with the combo and cam it will only make 830 to 860 hp thats what his program is telling him. i m really disappointed to hear that, and feel bad for spending the money upgrading when my 540 pushed the car to 9.60 ets with 325 heads and a 785/779 279 [email protected] 112 installed 109 any input on maybe a mistake in his calculation?
Who is the cam manufacture you are working with. As posted, I would be looking for a New Cam Grinder.
 

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900 HP should be attainable no problem with the current cam.

I'd step the cam up a bit, mid 280's intake and mid 290's on the exhaust at .050.... .840 or so at the valve, couldn't hurt either. 110LC.

I am assuming a T400? 4.30 gear?

I'd guess 9.20's.. maybe high 9'teens.. mid 140's .. properly tuned. Shed some weight on that baby!!
Just money. ;)

Good luck, keep us posted.
 

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900 HP should be attainable no problem with the current cam.

I'd step the cam up a bit, mid 280's intake and mid 290's on the exhaust at .050.... .840 or so at the valve, couldn't hurt either. 110LC.

I am assuming a T400? 4.30 gear?

I'd guess 9.20's.. maybe high 9'teens.. mid 140's .. properly tuned. Shed some weight on that baby!!
Just money. ;)

Good luck, keep us posted.
rossler t350 486 gear 31x 10.5w tire
 
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