Reply to "COBRA JET: Unleashing The Performance Capabilities Of 351 Cleveland Engines With Open Chamber 4V Heads (Q Code)"

Got to agree George is a treasure, I’ve been reading and re-reading the main how tos on here in combination with a lot of other Cleveland literature, and feel I’ve learned quite a bit more here than elsewhere.


So looking at the various pop ups available from Ross via Summit, looks like the w80552 and w80662 are my options both are -12cc which assuming a 4.030 overbore and no/minor skimming of the heads will give me ~10.5 static compression.
Here in the UK I can get 98/99 RON fuel from most petrol stations at a modest increase in cost, would I be correct in assuming that pushing the static ratio up and switching to higher octane gas would be preferable to further mitigate detonation issues given the open chambers on the 73 heads?
What sort of cam would be best to produce a high good streetable/occasional track day car looking at this scenario, something closer to the original Boss 351 grinds?
I’m not stuck on either solid or hydraulics either and would happily use whatever gives me a nice durable engine with serious punch.
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