most cam you can run in 76 vette 350 with headers/eldenbrock intake

Asked by Nov 01, 2016 at 07:43 AM about the 1976 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Question type: General

2 Answers

116,015

Your transmission is the deciding factor here, if it is an automatic your stuck with a very mild or R/V type cam unless you change out the torque converter to match the cam, if you have a stick shift then I would not go heavier than a 3/4 race cam, at least it will still be street able with that.

19,815

When I build my 69 Vette's engine, I went full street cam with a lot of lift and duration. Later when an internal part let go, I rebuilt the engine. During the blueprint faze, it was found I had only 0.001 inch clearance between the piston at TDC and the valve fully open. I had to go less lift, keeping my flat-head pistons, to keep it from disintegration. So if you go bigger cam, make sure it works and has the right clearances. The engine builder had a custom cam made just for my set-up. I lost 10 HP, but after 8 years, it still runs strong. Just putting in a cam is not the answer either. Heads, valve train, pistons, and even rods may be in order to handle the additional pressure.Don't forget headers, exhaust pipes that are larger and mufflers that are non-pressure restricting. I also bolted on a stronger clutch and a new 5 speed transmission that can handle high HP. Be smart, be safe, and enjoy.

Your Answer:

Chevrolet Corvette Experts

  • #1
    John Carson
    Reputation
    2,830
  • #2
    Vincent Parker
    Reputation
    1,990
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,640
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
235 Great Deals out of 27,313 listings starting at $2,077
Used Ford Mustang
260 Great Deals out of 37,626 listings starting at $1,350
Used Dodge Charger
271 Great Deals out of 32,053 listings starting at $1,850
Used Porsche 911
83 Great Deals out of 4,772 listings starting at $9,999
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
52 Great Deals out of 3,010 listings starting at $2,999
Used Ford F-150
2,282 Great Deals out of 208,473 listings starting at $1,300

Used Cars For Sale

2019 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
2,707 listings starting at $48,949
2018 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 1,938 listings starting at $47,641
2017 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 2,322 listings starting at $42,798
2016 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 736 listings starting at $38,995
2015 Chevrolet Corvette For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 589 listings starting at $35,000

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.