Don't go too hot with SU's. They get confused by reversion on a really snorty cam. And the heads don't flow all that well (almost all due to the exhaust ports), so a really hot cam might raise the power band up to a range where the head can't flow. Compromised low end power in exchange for high end power that the head doesn't allow.
But for sure, the 'C' grind cam the B20B probably has (it's almost certainly been replaced a time or two at 400K miles so who knows) isn't doing anyone any favors. A stock B20E (D grind) or B20F (K grind) cam will perk up an otherwise stock carbed B20 (or B18) very nicely. Maybe an Isky VV71/IPD 'Street Perf' cam.
Well, assuming it's a manual trans. The horrible BW35 automatic doesn't really like revs, so it's pointless to get a zippier motor going in front of one of those buzz killers.
Thanks again John, I will formulate a plan a little better once I get compression numbers.
Hey what would you do if you had this car and the gas had been sitting in it for several years. I made the mistake of topping off the old gas with new gas a couple weeks ago, but it smells turpentinish? and has the color of a Budweiser beer.
Would you go ahead and run that stuff out, or try to drain it all and start over?
Thanks again...it's a 4 speed btw, not sure about overdrive.