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lowproelco
06-08-2011, 08:19 PM
Alright guys you talked me into it.. lookin into getting a new cam.. ive got a stock 327 out of a 68 elcamino and im running 202 camel hump heads,, im looking for a nice lumpy cam but its a daily drive so something not to aggresive just something better over stock yet gives me a lil bit better preformance.. so what would be good selection to get..:dontknow:

centex396
06-08-2011, 10:35 PM
If you are going to stay Hyd. flat tappet like me. I went with the Lunati VooDoo 602202LK. Nice lope but good street at least in my BBC. If I had deeper pockets I would have gone roller cam and rockers but that's Big $$$ compared to a Hyd. cam kit.
Just remember HP is nice to bragg but Tq. is what does the job and everything needs to work together.
Cams are like Carbs, everybody has their favorite.

WOODY31
06-09-2011, 03:46 AM
ELPRO WE NEED MORE INFO TO SUGGEST A CAM, IS THIS A DAILY DRIVER?? GEAR RATIO STALL SPEED COMPRESSION RATIO ECT ECT IF ONLY A DRIVER ID GO WITH A COMP CAMS GRIND LIKE A 268 HOPE THIS HELPS WOODY OUT:cool:

keyser sose
06-09-2011, 04:24 AM
you definately want one with the egg-shaped lobes, not the round lobes like I pulled outa a 307 once!

:BangHead:

WOODY31
06-09-2011, 05:11 AM
No **** Keyser ? When you have some technical input
Feel free to start your own forum

nowukno
06-09-2011, 07:43 AM
No **** Keyser ? When you have some technical input
Feel free to start your own forum

:eek::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::hehe::hehe:

grumpyvette
06-09-2011, 09:18 AM
write a list of all factors that will influence the choice, CALL AT LEAST 6-9 DIFFERENT CAM MANUFACTURERS, 7-9 WILL BE EVEN BETTER!,
DON,T LIE tell them EXACTLY what you expect and what you have currently ,installed,
and that the cam must work with NOW, NOT what you intend to install later.
DO NOT DISCUSS IN ANY WAY WHAT ANY OTHER MANUFACTURER SUGGESTED,
OR THAT YOU'VE EVEN TALKED TO ANY OTHER MANUFACTURER
YES you NEED too KNOW your COMPRESSION RATIO, and all the other answers to the questions below BEFORE calling....knowing a few more things, than your want a lope in the engines idle and you want a fast car when your done, about your combo , like your static compression ratio, displacement, cylinder heads used, rocker ratio, max valve spring clearance, or coil bind, height, spring load rates, carb,size, if its a vacuum or manual secondary carb, intake manifold,(single or dual plane,) headers, dimensions, your car weight, tire diam., do you need to pass emission testing? are you racing the car or is it daily transportation,etc would sure help, in the cam selection process??
selecting a cam without knowing those factors is rather like marrying a girl based on the color of her hair brush, you might make a good match but the odds say your dreaming
car weigh?
rear gear ratio?
tire diam.
trans and gear ratios?
stall speed if its an auto?
displacement?
COMPRESSION RATIO
HEADS (flow numbers)(lift restrictions)
intake type
tire size
intended use
max rpms
launch rpms
MIMIMUM IDLE
fuel octane
carbs,mpfi? CFM
ETC.
knowing a few more things, than your want a lope in the engines idle and you want a fast car when your done, about your combo , like your static compression ratio, displacement, cylinder heads used, rocker ratio, max valve spring clearance, or coil bind, height, spring load rates, carb,size, if its a vacuum or manual secondary carb, intake manifold,(single or dual plane,) headers, dimensions, your car weight, tire diam., do you need to pass emission testing? are you racing the car or is it daily transportation,etc would sure help??
selecting a cam without knowing those factors is rather like marrying a girl based on the color of her hair brush, you might make a good match but the odds say your dreaming
AVERAGE the RESULTS FROM EACH manufacturers suggestion,as to lift, duration and LCA and buy the cam thats the closest match to that average

READ THRU THESE LINKS

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=82

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=181

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=324

1980steelbeast
06-09-2011, 11:38 AM
268 Comp Cam if you don't want to change anything...

WOODY31
06-09-2011, 07:20 PM
x2 on grumpyvette

Malibu1347AD
06-10-2011, 05:32 AM
write a list of all factors that will influence the choice, CALL AT LEAST 6-9 DIFFERENT CAM MANUFACTURERS, 7-9 WILL BE EVEN BETTER!,
DON,T LIE tell them EXACTLY what you expect and what you have currently ,installed,
and that the cam must work with NOW, NOT what you intend to install later.
DO NOT DISCUSS IN ANY WAY WHAT ANY OTHER MANUFACTURER SUGGESTED,
OR THAT YOU'VE EVEN TALKED TO ANY OTHER MANUFACTURER
YES you NEED too KNOW your COMPRESSION RATIO, and all the other answers to the questions below BEFORE calling....knowing a few more things, than your want a lope in the engines idle and you want a fast car when your done, about your combo , like your static compression ratio, displacement, cylinder heads used, rocker ratio, max valve spring clearance, or coil bind, height, spring load rates, carb,size, if its a vacuum or manual secondary carb, intake manifold,(single or dual plane,) headers, dimensions, your car weight, tire diam., do you need to pass emission testing? are you racing the car or is it daily transportation,etc would sure help, in the cam selection process??
selecting a cam without knowing those factors is rather like marrying a girl based on the color of her hair brush, you might make a good match but the odds say your dreaming
car weigh?
rear gear ratio?
tire diam.
trans and gear ratios?
stall speed if its an auto?
displacement?
COMPRESSION RATIO
HEADS (flow numbers)(lift restrictions)
intake type
tire size
intended use
max rpms
launch rpms
MIMIMUM IDLE
fuel octane
carbs,mpfi? CFM
ETC.
knowing a few more things, than your want a lope in the engines idle and you want a fast car when your done, about your combo , like your static compression ratio, displacement, cylinder heads used, rocker ratio, max valve spring clearance, or coil bind, height, spring load rates, carb,size, if its a vacuum or manual secondary carb, intake manifold,(single or dual plane,) headers, dimensions, your car weight, tire diam., do you need to pass emission testing? are you racing the car or is it daily transportation,etc would sure help??
selecting a cam without knowing those factors is rather like marrying a girl based on the color of her hair brush, you might make a good match but the odds say your dreaming
AVERAGE the RESULTS FROM EACH manufacturers suggestion,as to lift, duration and LCA and buy the cam thats the closest match to that average

READ THRU THESE LINKS

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=82

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=181

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=324


Couldn't have said it better myself. Plus you will learn a lot in the process and make sure you ask lots of questions.

JBreu
06-11-2011, 07:27 AM
Edelbrock performer rpm cam...............

JBreu
06-11-2011, 07:28 AM
No **** Keyser ? When you have some technical input
Feel free to start your own forum
LMAO:roflmao::roflmao::roflmao: