Originally Posted by cheese_man
something tells me you did not align the camshaft with the crankshaft correctly
timing is way off , exhaust valve may opening during the compression stroke
or the intake valve may be opening too late , not enough air / fuel mixture entering combustion chamber
Thanks for your reply!!!
I've had several people tell me that it could be the timing. But what I don't understand is that it cranks good, idles good, and no valve rattling or anything like that. I would think if the timing was off to cause such a reduction in horsepower, it should be doing one or all of these wouldn't you think?