Here is my 327, 265 look-a-like.
If you mean the 235, I did replace the head. I had a spare parts car that I just got rid of. The motor runs, but needs the crank turned and valves set. I'm sure that's why there is a miss.THe overall motor looks quite good, any reason why you dont want to replace the head?
Hi, I was talking to an American Cousin and he uses a TH200 in his Nova. When you say "not the early ones" What is the best year model and source of these? I'm thinking this is the way to go on my 56. It currently runs a 283 and Powerglide (CI) and I have a nice 305 to go into it. I do have a TH350 but am thinking of going to an overdrive.I'm heavily leaning to the 2004r as well for the better overdrive ratio and the fit. Just need to make sure I'm not getting one of the early ones.
thanx for all the feedback
all the guides and half the valves were out of spec. The shop will put in positive seals, and harden the seats for unleaded gas (no need to worry about additives now). It's going to set me back about $750 to get all the work done, but it will be better then slapping stuff together and hoping for the best (like it used to do). Also found out I need the 1.7 springs.You would be advised to fit the springs the cam manufacturer recommends.
While you are at it, get the valve guides checked for wear and get them machined for positive seal valve stem seals, you will then need ensure that there is enough clearance between the spring retainer and seal top for the valve to fully open.
6.5 PSI is the max for my 1406Noticed you are sporting an Edelbrock carb, I found that if you do not run a fuel regulator, it will flood regularly. the carb is only designed to run like 8 to 10psi verses like 15psi stock chevy pump. May be worth your time to research the exact spects. I run reg. with no issues, compared to others with no reg. and flood issues. :bowtier: