Hello. I havent posted in quite a while since my project was sitting due to no funds and no time but I believe its time to start up again. I am building a 52 Merc and am putting in a 425 engine and matching tranny that was given to me by a good friend. The motor ran when the original Caddy was scrapped and it only has 60-something thousand miles on it. I removed everything down to the block but kept the crank and pistons in it. I have a brand new set of stock heads and a fresh stock intake but would like to get just a bit more power and thought that maybe a bolt in cam would be a great idea? What type of camshaft have you all replaced yours with and not gone crazy with the whole process? I would like to have a moderate street ride when I am done, but thought this motor is deserving of producing a bit more than the measly 180 it came with.
I have removed the air cond unit and would like to run headers through some flowmasters.
I know most of you recommended keeping and rebuilding the Rochester carb as well which is cool by me cause I think its a decent carb as well.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.