Thanks for the help guys!
Bob, I'm ordering a couple books, including a reprint of the chassis manual. I knew they existed, just wasn't sure how specific the drive-train info was in them. The resources and info you have made avail here on the site never ceases to amaze me! I used the Nailhead casting #s resource quite a bit when buying all the components and looking at used blocks and heads. You guys have put together a fantastic site, Keep up the good work!
Paul, thanks for the cam advice. I was pretty much headed in that direction, but it's always reassuring to hear it confirmed by someone more knowledgeable. I have heard people refer to "dynamic compression" before, but I don't understand it's relationship to Static Compression. I usually shoot for a 10:1 static compression when building motors (we have a station near us that sells 94 octane).
Are there any assumptions I might be making from my experience with SBC motors that are not transferable to the nailhead?
Also if anyone else out there has any Nailhead specific words of wisdom, I'd be extremely grateful.
Has anyone had any experience converting a Nailhead to internal balance? I'd like to know if it's worth the trouble, or even feasible at all...
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