The O540 angle valve (300hp) produces 583 ft-lb at 2700Pfarber, this seems to me to be an important point that you missed when you read Billski’s post. I suspect that high torque at low RPMs can bring problems when applied to a prop.
I don't see the problem. I would apply less torque that this. Yes, there might be more torque at a lower RPM as I haven'e seen a O540 torque curve.
Any auto engine is a compromise. And the work to delete VVT would fly smack into the reliability/return argument. Delete VVT, reprogram ECU, deal with internal oil rerouting and make the cam/cam gears work or keep it and *possibly* have 'to much' torque?
Explain to me how the VVT delete is a better option? No, not far flung 'what ifs'.. but compare the ACTUAL work to be done vs just keeping it stock. I'm all ears if there is a beneficial case to deleting VVT that can be made