2270 Build. wrong combo for bus?

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2270 Build. wrong combo for bus?

Post by r33ce97 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:40 pm

Hi all, ive been reading on here for about a year as I slowly build my 2270. Plan was for my 66 bug once its out of body work but that's taking a long time. And I have a 78 camper that could use a fresh engine with a little more power. It has a stock 2.0 hydraulic engine with weber 40's. runs decent, just not enough pep. Now I'm considering putting the nearly complete 2270 in the bus but I'm afraid the combo is horribly wrong for a heavy camper. I could use some more opinions.

Here's the build
78 stroke AA crank
96mm AA stroker pistons
AA 2.0 journal h-beam rods. I believe stock length, cant remember off hand.
9.1 compression

I know 96's aren't ideal for a bus but I don't mind redoing the pistons ad cylinders eventually. My main concerns are the heads and cam. The heads are 44x38 ported, polished, dual springs, multi angle valve job,HD guides and SS valves. I'm not sure if the heads are too big. Same for the cam, too big?
Also the engine will be carbureted. I have a set a weber 40's but I'm thinking those will be too small for the heads and cam.

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Re: 2270 Build. wrong combo for bus?

Post by wreck » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:25 am

the heads will be fine , the cam would mean you would always be having to rev it , not a bad thing as it keeps the fan speed up but it really depends on your driving style . Personally I'd just change the cam to one where the power comes in lower in the rev range .
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