Jan. 8, 2006 - Nothing much to report, other than getting my garage cleaned out and organized, giving me space to work on the car, and putting the 401 on the engine stand so I can get it put together. I sorted through all my parts and organized them so at least now I know what I do and don't have.

Jan. 18, 2006 - I thought I would share the specs on the 401 I had built for the car:

CAM SPECS (SUM-8601)
LIFT: Intake @ cam - 3100 Intake @ valve - 496 Rocker arm ratio 1.6
Exhaust @ cam - 3254 Exhaust @ valve - 521 Advertised duration: 282 deg intake; 292 deg exhaust
CAM TIMING:
@ 0.05 tappet lift
Intake Opens 3 deg BTDC Intake Closes 41 deg ABDC Max lift, intake, 109 deg ATDC, Duration 224 deg
Exhaust Opens 56 deg BBDC Exhaust Closes -2 deg BTDC Max lift, exhaust, 119 deg ATDC, Duration 234 deg

401 shortblock: