<VV> Towing with 95s

Tony Underwood tonyu at roava.net
Sat Mar 5 12:41:51 EST 2005

At 06:06 hours 03/04/2005, vairologist at juno.com wrote:

> > From: Tony Underwood <tonyu at roava.net>
> > as I'm now kinda knocking ideas around about a 95hp replacement
> > engine for the Lakewood.
>Smitty says :  Yes towing with 95s is good MoJo.  I am switching to 110
>this time for a couple of reasons.  The frontal area of the new camper is
>  worse than a barn door and I can use the power.

"New" camper?   Expanding the rolling homestead?

>Development of heat
>disposal has reached the point I feel I can deal with the 110.  Also I am
>using a Safeguard now which will help me deal with the occasional pinging
>problem.  And I had a pair of good 110 heads on the shelf and no 95s.

Now:   If you swap out 110 heads for 95 heads, you gain a little 
compression and power...  if you keep the 95 cam you  do so without losing 
any bottom end torque, which should actually also go up a little with the 
compression increase.

I did this using 102 heads on my '60 4-door 80hp and it helped.   It also 
got rid of those burnable '60 style exhaust valves and erector set valve 

>I know I said at one time I wouldn't trade a 95 for all the 110s in the
>country.  But we evolve.

But if you're still running a 95 cam, you have not blasphemed and you are 
still remaining faithful even if the heads are 110s.


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