Hey I will dig up a couple of photos of the engine.
The engine has the Edlebrock aluminum heads/performer intake. Then a comp cam (will look up duration and lift).
I am going with the aftermarket repro cast iron cobra jet exhaust manifolds, the shorty and long tube headers seem to fit well or are a real pain. Delzaro from Australia on the concurs forum used them on his 390 convertible also a few others too and they were happy with ease of fit and performance.
I did not stroke it as I am not looking for a tire roasting beast. Sometimes too much horsepower/torque can make the rear end harder to control. I am looking for a moderate increase in performance, drivability and some good handling.
This set up should produce 400-450 BHP.
The rear axle is the original 9 inch with 3.5 limited slip. I am still using the rear drum brakes. The front I am going back with the factory style power disc brakes.
I have been ordering parts and have a large pile of stuff. Larger front sway bar, stiffer front/rear springs and KYB shocks. etc. Nothing crazy as I am not going to road race it, but want improved drivability. I did get that electric assist steering and am excited about not having to route the old power steering lines like I had to do with the white fastback - and eventual leaks!
My plan is for the first week of November to take a week vacation and get the suspension and the engine transmission into the car.
Then later in December I will put the headliner in and next will be the front/rear glass with trim and the fenders, hood, deck lid and doors. The guys at the shop can help me so I don't scratch any parts trying to wrestle it all together by myself - wife doesn't seem interested in helping and for the sake of marital bliss ... 😍
After that I can bring the car back home and get the wiring, interior and the engine running, etc.
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