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i have a 383 2brl from a 67 monaco, was going to swap in a hughes whiplash cam with .518 lift. can i use the heads in stock form with the stock springs on them?
 

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............No u can't......get the matched springs.........ur heads may need a rebuild......kim......................
 

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Better check clearance also .518 is pushing it.I ran a .500 cam and it was super close.Rocky
 

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45 year old springs = .02 $ a pound at the local metals dealer.
They would be marginal with the stock cam and 2 bbl.
You don't need a ton of pressure , but you do want consistent pressure.
130ish on the seat and around 300 open is pretty close to where you will want to be , and if you put in better rockers now , you'll thank yourself later.
H.D. stamped at a minimum , and any adjustable would be my first choice.
You don't need T&D's , but Hughes rollers or Crane ductile are not terribly expensive and you will not punch the pushrod through the rocker with either of them.
Here is an idea of pricing at the bottom of the scale , and even the H.D. stamped rockers would be a wise investment.
http://www.summitracing.com/search/?keyword=MoPar rocker arms&dds=1
 

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[]{} stock springs = stock cam and 2bbl
 

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I agree springs, and check the retainer clearance to top of guide/seal,
and valve to piston clearance needs checked on the cam with that duration and
flat top pistons.
 
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