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Dubz
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posted 11-14-2002 01:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm looking for a cam for my 351W rebuild, done quite a bit of research and still don't know what to go with. The car will be running with new 9.5:1 compression flat top pistons, new connecting rods, bearings et all. Performer intake manifold (for some good low end grunt) and probably a 600 cfm edelbrock. I would like something that possibly idles a little rough (good lopey sound) but can use stock tranny components without damage to engine or tranny.

Any suggestions would be great thanks. (on cam or rest of engine setup)

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Dubz
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posted 11-14-2002 01:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
and also i want to have some good streetable low end torque, not just all top end hp (if possible with a rough cam)

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steve'66
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posted 11-14-2002 02:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A Comp 270S, or a 270H for you hydraulic guys. If you want to step up to a performer RPM intake and heads then go with the 282s or 282h for some real power.

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Dubz
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posted 11-14-2002 03:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
what is the difference between solid and hydraulic (i know very little about engines, but at least i want to learn)

the 270 has almost the same duration as stock...and less lift....what's up with that?

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MidLifCrisis
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posted 11-16-2002 08:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MidLifCrisis   Click Here to Email MidLifCrisis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dubz, I suggest that you do what I did. I was trying to determine what cam to use with my small block rebuild .There are quite a few choices, as well as opinions from what everyone has or is currently using. I logged onto Compcams web-site and e-mailed them. I let them know what I had and what I was looking for, 289 with aftermarket heads, intake and 4-V carb, stock trans/torque covert, and rear ratio. Street driven, pump gas, etc. They suggested a XE262H which had comparable duration, but more lift than the popular 268H. I am comfortable with their choice and after reading the posts, found others with this cam that have reported performance better than what I as expecting. Give them a try, they are the experts and their reputation depends on your satisfaction. Good luck, Charlie

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steve'66
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posted 11-16-2002 09:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dubz:
what is the difference between solid and hydraulic (i know very little about engines, but at least i want to learn)

A hydraulic cam uses hyfraulic lifters and doen't need to be adjusted, a solid cam uses solid lifters and need to be adjusted periodically. The Solid cam if much better for performance and the solid lifters will never "pump up" which causes valves to float (hang open).

SteveW

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