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nash
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posted 02-18-2002 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nash   Click Here to Email nash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am looking for some advice on cam selection for my 1965 fastback with previously rebuilt 289 bored 30 over. I have 10:1 C.R. pistons with valve relief’s presently with a melling cam (close to stock. I have purchased as set of 6022 edelbrock rpm heads with the 1.90 valves that I would like to use on this engine along with 1.6 ratio roller rockers. What cam would you suggest that would not require fly-cutting the pistons that would match up good with this combination. The engine is in the car and was rebuilt less than 20, 000 miles ago. The car also has edelbrock rpm manifold, Holley 600 carb, with long tube headers, 4spd toploader tranny and 3:89 9” rear end. The car is a weekend warrior but not a race car. I am looking for increased streetable performance. I need something that will not require the machine work. Thanks for your help.

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Robert K
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posted 02-18-2002 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert K   Click Here to Email Robert K     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nash, I couldn't help but notice the Nashville address. What part of town are you in ? I'm in Goodlettsville. I also run a 65 fastback.

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nash
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posted 02-18-2002 06:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nash   Click Here to Email nash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I live near Goodletsville, close to Union hill off of Lickton pike. That is a great looking 65. Mine is not up to that level yet. I will email you.

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mustangs68
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posted 02-18-2002 06:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm using the 270H Comp Cam..like it..great lope to it

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kcode
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posted 02-18-2002 10:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nash,
Actually, the Edelbrock RPM cam works with the heads and intake combo you have. I think its 224-236 duration @.050 and .496-.510 lift. I ran it for quite a while in my coupe. Good street cam. Doesn't have the loop sound if that what you are wanting.

Mike

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nash
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posted 02-19-2002 12:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for nash   Click Here to Email nash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any piston to valve clearance problems with that setup? Did you have to flycut the pistons, mine have valve reliefs but I am not sure they are wide enough in diameter.

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-19-2002 01:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
COMP 270S. "nuff said!

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kcode
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posted 02-19-2002 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nash,
Either the Comp or the Edelbrock Cam will work with your heads for piston to valve clearance. The Edelbrock has bigger numbers than the Comp cam, but for overall seat of the pants feeling, the Comp 270 H or S would give the best thrill for the $$$. Sam hasn't driven his car in so long he has to rely on memory. Your 3.89 gears will react alot better than Sams lame 2.80

Mike

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posted 02-19-2002 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SAM'S LAME GEARS????? Hell I almost forgot about them! Time to stir up some more sh*t!

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posted 02-19-2002 07:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Carefull what you stir-up you may not recover this time

And I did to drive it..I moved it to the other side of the yard

BTW..anyone seen my keys..I seemed to misplaced them last month too

sam

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posted 02-19-2002 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Look in your ignition switch "lame gear man Sam"!

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kcode
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posted 02-19-2002 09:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode   Click Here to Email kcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sam- do you have to pull your distributor and prelube your motor before you start it since it sits so long. Has rust started forming on the lobes of that 270H cam

By moving the car from one side of the yard to the other side, does that keep the "Property Police" away???

Mike

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mustangs68
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posted 02-19-2002 10:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike she started each week and drove to the beach and back by the son and he makes sure she warms up to operating temp..checks the oil/fluids and Gas..

I'll get her back cruising this Spring..
I feel the need for Speed

But I put the keys somewhere and can't find them....
sam

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posted 02-20-2002 07:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you like '68s so much, why don't you want to be seen in it?

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posted 02-20-2002 07:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by mustangs68:
I feel the need for Speed

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mustangs68
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posted 02-20-2002 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve,
everytime I uncover it and park it out front I draw a crowd..just can't handle all the questions and lovely girls who hang around
sam

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