Wat would be the best recommended thing to do to having a fast camaro and best performing one too and still be street legal. wat name brand parts would be the best for a 86 camaro with a 350 motor and a 4 barrel carb.
Jekyll, There are so many suggestions and so many diff ways to go about this question but I will give you some ideas. First I have always noticed the best and cheapest performance upgrade is to the exhaust system. A good set of headers is always the best starting point. In fact what good is other upgrades if you are stopping up at the exhaust. The best but expensive upgrade you can do for your vehicle is the Heads. A budget set of 1996-1999 Vortec heads are a blessing but there is alot involved in this upgrade. Rear axel gearing is another great upgrade as well as Camshaft and stall convertor upgrades. If your vehicle has a computer this can also lead to other options. I am currently working on a second generation 1978 camaro z-28 so if you need more info do contact me... dreamweaver1
Check out thirdgen.org i my self own an 86 z28 id start with handiling upgrades strub bar suspension upgrades...ect. these cars can be fast but its pricey if you want a strait line car id go with a ls1 swap and a t56 tremec and move on from there
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Your motor it knocking. Ether your lifters or rockers. I would stop driving it immediately and take it to a mechanic who can fix the problem before it gets any worse. You may be able to save your self from having to rebuild the whole motor. The last thing you want to do it throw a rod.
I had a Saginaw 4 Speed in a 1970 Chevelle with a 396 bored out to 409 and a cam. I took a couple of stock clutches out of it but never hurt the tranny. I used it for a daily driver and some "street fun" for about a year and a half until I spun a bearing,but that's another story ( read Stupid). Hope this helps.
What you are thinking about doing is all "custom mods"...Nothing is impossible but what you are asking will take a huge pile of money and a lot of expertise. Corvette differentials are completely different and require extensive modifications to install, with very little benefit other than being "different" and a good conversation piece. Likely you would be better served by installing a diff made by Strange Engineering which would be far stronger. In a Camaro, you would also benefit more by using a good 350 engine (performance crate version) with a 700r4 transmission behind it (more reliable and less aggravation) The biggest problem would be getting a wiring harness and ignition system to operate the whole thing, but being a Chevy, there are a great number of suppliers of aftermarket harnesses to work with. That said, it will still take a heap of $ and experience to get it all together!!! Good luck though!!!
you cant never go bad with intake system or full synthetic oil also another cheap way to gain horsepower is cleaning or replacing fuel and intake filter and if you looking for somemore horses i recommend legal headers
Timing at idle (degrees BTDC) 0 federal and 4 California (chapter 5, page 183, Haynes Chevy and Gmc pick-ups manual 1967 thru 1987) If you have any othe questions I have the manual, I have an 86 k10 4x4 w/350.
good idea, use 350 block,305 heads &intake.the reason is, if the 91 305 heads are 4 bolts in center of valve cover the are what you call vortec heads,they have better flow.the tbi will respond better &still have bettergas milage than old style heads.the 350 block will add more overall power.you shouldnt have any problems doing so,you will notice a diff.have fun, good luck.
The cheapest and easiest ways to increase HP is intake and exhaust. Swapping a whole motor is a lot of work that comes with many headaches. A good aftermarket cold air intake will add 5-10 HP and you can bolt it in quick and easy. And putting on a good free flowing exhuast can add up to 25HP. Basically the intake allows more air into the motor creating more power, and if you get more air in you are gonna want that exhaust to get the air flowiing back out. So for a few hundred bucks you can get your car performing and sounding great.
Hope this helps.
And yes a 350 would fit, however you will need to swap your tranny to accept the 350 motor. Alot of work if you ask me.