Ha Ha, Not fast enough, that is awesome. I missed the update last fall. This 383 is quite a ways from just adding the 268 cam and heads.
I would imagine you won't have any problem breaking 400hp. Sounds nice. I am having that Fuel injection, carb debate in my head right now.
Still think carbs are better for just having fun.
I wanted to keep it mostly period correct, because I'm tarded so carbs it is. FI is probably better for a driver, but aftermarket FI has proven less reliable than factory stuff. The conversion is easy now, new tank with pump, holley/Fitech + ignition.
Desktop dyno says 477HP/504TQ, so I'm guessing it's 450HP/475TQ at the crank. It's fun to drive now. Getting parts was the big battle, I had to snipe the chrome carbs and used tunnel ram off ebay because edelbrock is years behind on production. Thats also why I went with AN fuel fittings because I couldn't get a dual quad fuel line.
. It's mostly done aside from some wiring cleanup and I think I have a tranny line dripping.
Not a fan of cutting the hood, but it sure sounds mean. Nice work on the seats.
Well I had tunnel ram boner, plus I dig stacks. It's a 77, so not really high value collector and I can always add a L78 hood. The seats were a bitch because the new foam was almost too big, It too k a full day of stuffing and pulling with help. I'm happy how the seats turned out in the end. I now sit high enough my head is about an inch from the roof with new seat foam and I'm 5'10"
, 6' + people would be in trouble.