Progress Thread Not Really Much Progress

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  1. RangerJoe

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    A few months ago I bought a set of Roush branded RHS 215cc heads. I posted in here asking about a cam recommendation, with idea of keeping a broad power band and somewhat drivable, considering my relatively small 331 motor and 215cc heads.
    Not much progress, but I thought I'd show you what I've gathered, and some of what I have been up to.
    The heads; really no need to polish them up, but I don't believe it will really hurt, and I need something to keep my idle hands busy. So, I have been polishing the chambers and smoothing out the runners, no reshaping, just smoothing. Not sure if it will do much for flow, but, I can't help myself. Middle two runners polished, and a shot of one chamber.

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    I have also managed to secure a set of Pro Magnum RR for cheap and a Systemax, also for a good price.
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    As for the cam, I'm still undecided. I can stay with my N41 and probably get decent results. Then, there is Ed Curtis and Buddy Rawls. I did talk with Comp Cams the other day, and they actually recommended a brand new cam that isn't even in the catalog yet. Its the 35-817-13, and has duration of 227/238 with a lift of .577/.579 on a 111 LSA. I don't have the timing events, but the tech said it opens and closes the cylinders quickly, and with the slightly wider LSA, should help area under the curve. It is definitely a cam I will consider if I go OTS. But, I want to wait until I get closer to starting the swap to call a custom grinder.

    Just thought some of you may like to look at the new toys. It will be spring time before anything gets put together.

    Joe
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  2. madmike1157

    madmike1157 the humor is still lost on me SN Certified Technician

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    I like the "outside the box" thinking on the title of the thread.
    The "Not much progress, Progress thread"

    You should get on Hoopty's Slow boat to China,...When it finally gets there, you could go buy some really cheap cam, and he can buy a turbo at like,.......next to nothin'.
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    This boat is so slow, I'm paddling it myself. I get jealous when I see how fast you are moving on your project. I am literally able to save/spend only a few hundred dollars a month towards my projects. But, slow and steady wins the race.

    Joe
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    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    It will get there no worries mine did
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    Looks like a good pile of parts so far. I dont think there is any reason why you shouldnt get a custom grind. They will make it match your parts, and give you exactly the power band you are looking for. I personally feel like off the shelve cams are only good for matching a kit, such as the TFS top end kit, or if you want a "B" cam for its idle sound...
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    Oh yeah, its still in the cards. I just didn't want to spend an hour on the phone with someone like Ed or Buddy Rawls just to tell them I wouldn't be ordering a cam until the new year. I figured I would save them for last.

    Joe
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    madmike1157 the humor is still lost on me SN Certified Technician

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    Seems I said this before Joe........All it takes is money,.... the more you throw at it, the faster it'll happen.

    Chin up dude,... we all go through our dry spells,..... I'm getting ready to go into mine. When it does,........it'll be like Sahara Desert dry.
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    Well, my father-n-law and brother-n-law are in Bowling Green this weekend for NMRA. Me, I was under my house replacing insulation. But, I got a call regarding a pair of 1 3/4" long tubes for $120, which they ran across at the swap meet. So of course, I bought them. One more piece of the puzzle.

    Joe
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