Although Latimer was confident that his 327 creation would reach the 500 mark, he was a bit surprised to pass it by so much, and admits that he would have made some different component choices if he'd known. To that end, he's got a set of lightweight Wiseco pistons and rings on order, along with 6.250-inch rods to increase the pistons' dwell time at TDC and further enhance that rod/bore and stroke combo. Our only question is, "When can we come check it out?"

CAMSHAFT SPECS
Manufacturer Comp Cams
PN 12-773-8
Grind number XR292R
Type solid roller
Valve lift 0.582/0.588-inch,intake/exhaust
Valve lift
(with 1.6:1 rocker arms)
0.621/0.627-inch,intake/exhaust
Duration at 0.050 254/260 degrees,intake/exhaust
Lash (hot) 0.016/0.018,intake/exhaust
Lobe separation 110 degrees
BY THE NUMBERS
FLOW FIGURES
Lift Intake Exhaust
0.200 140 115
0.300 202 165
0.400 248 200
0.500 280 217
0.550 292 220
0.600 300 225
*cfm at 28 inches H2O
DYNO DETAILS
Headers Hooker 1 3/4-inch long tubes w/18-inch extensions
Advance 36 degrees
Fuel 91-octane
CARB
Type AED 950 HO Series
Jets 74/84
  primary/secondary