> I had that Cam in my Cobra about 25 years ago Dan. I didn't like it
Didn't realize it was that old of a grind.
> Believe it or not it has too much bottom end and dies out in a hurry
> at 5500 RPM. I went back to a CJ regrind (Crane stocker cheater style)
> with 1.76 rockers and was very happy. 4000 lb street car with a/c.
Any recommendations on a cam (solid or hydraulic) for the above combo
(428 with CJ iron heads, tri-power induction, and an AOD-E tranny)?
I've driven a 428 with a Comp 294S and it was great in a 2500 lb Cobra
but would be a mite much in a '56 F100. The Comp 282S seems like it
would be a bit small on duration for the 428's 4 inch stroke but maybe
> If you are still interested Dan I will make a phone call and find out
> all pertinent info on those never used Ross 428 stroker pistons my buddy
Yes, I'm interested. Any info is appreciated.
> #1 Yes, Better than the Crane 288, No experience with autos I'm a gear
> banger Dinosaur (Thanks Steeve) Idle at 900 Ok below that be ready to
> stand on the brakes
900 RPM is fine.
> #2 Double eyebrow Flat top, 428, Cool Factor High
> I think that I tend to agree with Alex on the cam, Lotsa power 3500
> to 5500, I plan to try some 6000 + shifts at Sacramento on Saturday.
Let us know how it works out.
> out of my Pantera
Yes. The Pantera had 16K miles on it when I picked it up a few years
back. The engine was a totally stock 4 bolt Cleveland with open chamber
4V heads, dished pistons and spreadbore Motorcraft. From the beginning,
the plan was to stroke a spare Cleveland for it and use the stock motor
for a future truck project. Having spent my wad on the Pantera, I didn't
have the cash to do the stroker right away so I slapped on a set of Aussie
2V closed chamber heads on the stock short block (to get the compression
up), along with a Weiand Xcelerator 2V intake, a 735 CFM Holley (off dad's
428CJ), a mild cam, and a set headers (1 3/4" primaries).
Since then I've been working lots of overtime and acquiring parts. Along
the way, plans have changed several times. What started out as a simple
offset ground crank 377C stroker is now going to be a Fontana aluminum
block stroker (4.1" or 4.125" bore by 4" stroke) with A3 high port heads
and an independent runner EFI system (Weber look-a-like).