Want to build another motor

Asked by Aug 29, 2016 at 08:22 AM about the 1993 Chevrolet Corvette

Question type: Car Customization

There's a '93 vette for sale I'm thinking about. I've built a
406 before, but that's where my experience ended, a
motor with a flat tappet cam and carburator. Is the '93
Vette TBI? And a roller cam? I know I'll want to build a
motor for it. I was wondering what has to be done with the
computer if I plan to put in a bigger cam during the
rebuild? And would I have to change out the TBI or
injectors? Like I said, I didn't buy the car yet. Just
seriously looking into it. I would want to go with a more
thumpy cam, but not full-strip. I liked how my 406 rocked
with a Comp Cams split pattern 487/490 lift, 230/236
duration flat tappet cam.

3 Answers

24,715

Forget the C4- it is considered the worst Corvette for many reasons- if you want a platform for engine building the C3 will be the way to go- they came with carbs and they have come back in popularity- so you would have a stylish car with rising values-

I basically just want to know if anything would have to be changed with the computer, TBI or injectors if I went with a bigger (but still streetable) cam. And does this motor have a roller cam? (I would imagine it does)

14,165

This is the wrong forum search a real technical Corvette / Engine forum for step by step engine building and C4 engine management systems. This one Cargurus is more about changing fuses! or how to read an owners manual. Only a couple techs online here.

Your Answer

Corvette

Looking for a Used Corvette in your area?

CarGurus has 16,238 nationwide Corvette listings starting at $3,995.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Corvette Experts

  • #1
    John Carson
    Reputation
    2,620
  • #2
    Vincent Parker
    Reputation
    1,890
  • #3
    carGrrl
    Reputation
    1,470
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
389 Great Deals out of 31,491 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Mustang
348 Great Deals out of 41,846 listings starting at $1,488
Used Porsche 911
121 Great Deals out of 5,285 listings starting at $10,099
Used Dodge Viper
211 listings starting at $30,195
Used Ford F-150
3,062 Great Deals out of 230,784 listings starting at $1,300
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
54 Great Deals out of 3,367 listings starting at $3,995
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
113 Great Deals out of 7,483 listings starting at $1,200
Used BMW M3
29 Great Deals out of 1,841 listings starting at $5,495

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 3,024 listings starting at $48,035
2017 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 3,659 listings starting at $41,795
2016 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 973 listings starting at $39,995
2015 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 722 listings starting at $36,995
2014 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 729 listings starting at $32,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.