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Choosing pistons

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Am restoring a 1967 Camaro with the 350 v-8 (295 HP) not interested in high performance just original type performance using regular or mid grade gasoline, the engine will be a .30 over bore with the stock double hump heads.. Should I use dished or the original type flat top pistons? What about camshafts?? There sure a lot of options out their.. Thanks.. hipirn

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Pretty sure this depends specifically on the heads you are using> what CR they have as is. Most of what I've read seems to frown on dished pistons as 'not the ideal solution', but then again, that may be more from a performance standpoint rather than a 'cruiser' standpoint.

Poke around on the web- there are formulas/calculations to determine what CR you'll be at and if it'll have to be reduced via piston design or other means if too high. This is if you can't find scads of info for your direct application as it is (it's a SBC, after all- is there anything left that hasn't been done 800,000 times already?)

A cam 1 to 2 'notches' above the factory 4-bbl cam is right about where you should be, but again, there should be scads of info on this from those who've already done it.

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