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itlbrnmoff
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posted 05-04-2003 09:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was just wondering what any of the pros here think about Lunati cams...
Are they still old, outdated grinds like I've heard was mentioned about Isky mega cams?
The only reason I went with Lunati was that a buddy of mine was running a bracket master II in his small block Chevy and it seemed to have the characteristics I wanted in my engine.
But I'm wondering if I should go 1 step up on the grind...from 218 @ 0.50 to 230 @ 0.50, and .488 lift to .512....?
My compression ratio is probably alot less than I think it is.
Aren't 302's more like 8.0 to 8.5:1 compression rather than a healthier 9.0 to 9.5:1 with 68cc heads?

Or should I dump the Lunati cam and go with the most popular Comp Cam?

Right now, besides the mildly lopey idle, this cam is a smooth runner.

Also, last night I learned a porting lesson on an old, but good factory head trying to work the short turn radius of an intake port...found the water jacket!!

Atleast now I know less is more...

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capri man
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posted 05-04-2003 06:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i run the lunati 51014 and have had no problems with it. however even though it is a bigger cam than the e-303 ford cam, it performs almost identically the same. the problem i have with lunati is their tech dept sux big time. i have sent them 3 e-mails in the last two weeks. all i have got back so far is an automated reply telling me that they got them and someone would contact me shortly. i guess they define "shortly" a little differently than i do!!! sorry, just had to vent.

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Mpcoluv
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posted 05-04-2003 06:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sadly, I wouldn't expect much in the way of "customer support" from anything owned by Holley. It's like asking a waiter on the Titanic for a fresh drink....

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Moneymaker
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posted 05-05-2003 12:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mpcoluv:
Sadly, I wouldn't expect much in the way of "customer support" from anything owned by Holley. It's like asking a waiter on the Titanic for a fresh drink....

10-4!

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capri man
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posted 05-05-2003 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
damn, now yall tell me!!!

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mike r
racing is real
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81 capri-7.51 @89mph 1/8
1.54 60 ft.
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kid vishus
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posted 05-05-2003 02:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I run a Lunati cam, and it works real good. But, it was purchased before the Holley buyout. I haven't bought anything new from Lunati since then and have heard a lot of horror stories about customer support and some issues with their quality control. Basically, Holley wrecked a pretty good company when they got greedy and bought them.

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itlbrnmoff
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posted 05-05-2003 05:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
10-4...

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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 ext. cab st. bed 5.9L...
Low Dollar 1983 Mustang GT W/T-tops...
306 4bbl. T-5 3.45 trac-loc...it'll burn 'em off
1988 Lincoln LSC
5.0 auto full power

I am, whatever you say I am, if I wasn't, then why would I say I am?
I don't know? It's just the way I am...

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