New Vette Owner!!! 85 C4, Have Questions! - Corvette Forum
  • 1 Post By 85c4
  • 1 Post By Jerry Pevehouse
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-05-2016, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1
New Vette Owner!!! 85 C4, Have Questions!

Hey fellow Corvette owners (that feels pretty good to say). I've always been a huge Vette fan and finally got the opportunity to purchase one yesterday. She's a fixer upper but I wouldn't have it any other way!

My questions are mostly pertaining to the engine rebuild I have in front of me:

-I want a good mild cam. Any suggestions? I was eyeing the Comp 12-364-4 "XFI" cam. Thoughts?

-How beneficial would it be to upgrade to aluminum heads? I found a pair of 58cc recently machined heads locally that I can get for a pretty good price from a guy. Should I go for it or would the stock cast iron heads be fine after a trip to the machine shop?

-Intake manifold...upgrade or port the stock one?

-Do I need to upgrade the stock fuel injectors? If so, need suggestions I have no clue what lbs/hr and PSI would be needed.

-With the above mentioned mods, do I have to do anything to the CPU? If so, how complicated is that process? I've heard the CPU and intake are kind of restrictive on this model year so I want to make sure I'm checking all of the right boxes to optimize my mods.

My goal is to get it to about 300-325 hp (not at rear wheel) so nothing too extreme. I'll have all of the necessary bolt-ons to help me get there (headers, exhaust system, intake). Just need some guidance on some of the internals. Thanks!
devaldannym likes this.
85c4 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-27-2020, 01:58 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2020
Posts: 2
Congrats on your purchase. I just joined the forum today after buying MY FIRST corvette two days ago! Guess what, it's an '85 C-4 as well. I have the same kind of questions you have so I'll be following. Always wanted one as well, and now I'm 62 years old. Never too late???
devaldannym likes this.
Jerry Pevehouse is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Corvette Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome