I have the CompCams XE262H cam in my little 302, thanks to advice I got here on M&M. My combo is as follows:
-1979 302, bored 0.040" over
-flat top pistons with small valve reliefs (no interference)
-CompCams XE262H cam (.493"/.500" lift, 218/224 duration @0.050")
-Edelbrock Performer 289 intake manifold
-Holley 600 VS carb
-Stock smogger heads w/3-angle valve grind
-Stock style 87-93 shorty headers
-2.5" Off-road H-pipe
-Flowmaster 2-chamber 2.5" cat-back w/polished tips
-T-5 5-speed tranny
-3.73 gears w/traction lock
Let me tell you, I couldn't be happier with the cam. It pulls great down low, and revs right up to 5800 with no sign of falling off. The idle is nice with a bit of lope, but nothing too wild (you know it has a bit of a cam, but it'll idle in traffic all day without loading up the carb or stumbling). The combo turned out to be stronger than I really expected. It lights up the brand new BFG Radial TA 235/60-15s in first gear at will, and leaves 15-20 feet of black on the 1-2 shift, chirps 3rd.
Stock 5.0s can't keep up to me, and I even pulled away on a 2001/2 GT convertible 5-speed with an extra person in my car (the other driver was alone). I haven't dynoed the car, but I suspect I'm getting 275-290 hp at the crank (pure speculation here!). With the increased compression of your heads over my smoggers you may even do better than me.
Just wanted to relay my experience! For me, this cam worked out perfectly.
Oh yes, I wanted to add, the reason that you see a lot of split lift/duration cams out there for the 302/351 is due to the exhaust side of the Windsor heads being notoriously restricted in their flow. In order to compensate, additional lift and duration are added to assist in exhaust scavanging, and even up the flow more between the intake and exhaust.
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[This message has been edited by Gearhead (edited 10-31-2002).]