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I’m building a 350 for my 1960 Chevrolet pickup. It is strictly a street car.Just something I take my grandsons riding around in sometimes on Saturday night.
Turbo 350 transmission with stock converter. Not sure on the rear end gears, it definitely pretty mild.
What’s a good all around intake I can use, also a good aftermarket camshaft. I really just want enough cam to give it a lumpy idle when sitting at a stoplight or cruising around the Sonic!
 
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If it was mine I would go with a dual plane intake. A performer or maybe even a performer airgap. For the cam I know most will disagree but a replica of the old 350hp 327 cam has a nice rumble to the idle. Especially with a dual exhaust with some nice mufflers. Magnaflows or something similar. Not a fan of the flow masters myself. Now I know there are more modern/ better cams available. I have used this same setup on two different vehicles one a s10 blazer my wife daily drove for years and both were exactly what it sounds like you are after. And yes both vehicles had stock converter
 
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Agree on edlebrock intake. I did see engine master dyno comparison.One thing I notcied was if you take a perforn=mer and cut part of divider it makes almost exact same power as air gap at lot less. Ebay has lots of them. Another plus IMO is performer does have the dirt trap between ruuners and base as air gap does,big plus on street driven vehicle.
As for cam you could always go Edlebrock package and run either Performer rpm of torquer.Both have goo idle with enough choppy sound to tell its got bigger cam,but they don't kill bottom end.
Also agree magnaflow or borla's and I hate flow master myself. I would go either 3.42 or 3.27 gear depnding on trans and how you like to drive.

Also 10 cool points for building it so you spend time with grandson and make automotive memories.




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Thanks for the cool points!

I bought and installed a battery on my oldest (11 years old) grandsons 4 wheeler yesterday and today I’m fixing his little brothers go cart. They keep me busy but I like helping them out.
 
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The performer style intakes, cheap chinese versions work fine. Last mild 350 I built had a Summit hydraulic cam, worked good and sounded good. Breaking in the cam is the only stressful part. Then everyone will tell you about all of the special oils and such. I broke it in on Comp break-in oil and ran it on Rotella. It's still going strong in a bracket S10.
 
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X2 on Eman's reply, cheap and sound good too.
 
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Previously I used Doug Herbert cams, good generic grinds. I'd also look at the Competition Products Elgin cam listings. Best bet is stick with the old tried and true grinds for a SBC. I've used the big name catchy name cams and can't say there is any bang for the buck in them.
 
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I like Bullet Cams, I would call them and tell them everything you have and they can help you. With that said on a relatively low horsepower deal you have a lot of good options as long as you do not get crazy.


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The Comp cams catchy named “Thumper” - small version with .465 lift or so will work good for you. Sounds great, smooths out by 1200 rpm, and has good torque. Any dual plane would work with a 650 carb. Lock out the distributor at around 38 degrees. Cruise on grandpa!


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