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Old 03-08-2008, 07:22 AM   #21
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not trying to go fast cheap..i was told use an x-cam i have achance to get one im asking if i should or not simple question.....didnt need a life lesson what cam do you suggest i run...i was told x then steeda 19 then steeda 18..also was told that a custom cam is useless for me based ont he fact ill be driving at night and weekends plus theres no track out here so im buying performer 5.0s as stated what cam should i get?
A custom cam useless?.......LOL.... Custom cams get the "competion only" tag wrongly..... a custom cam will not only be a better performing cam, but also a better driveable setup (if so specified/required). The X-303 = B-303 in terms of valve events @.050", same overlap, but more "lift under the curve".........the camshaft I would suggest is a CI custom tailored for your combo.
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Old 03-08-2008, 09:01 AM   #22
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^^^exactly a custom cam can be just as streetable as a ots cam also a custom cam will be matched to your whole combo
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the X cam does need to have pistons flycut seen that done that
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Old 03-08-2008, 10:02 AM   #24
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the X cam does need to have pistons flycut seen that done that
Every setup is different and you should always check clearance, but in terms of PtV problem possibilities...... the X-303 ~ B-303. Valve events @.050" are identical for both. By the same token, my junk has an X-303 with 1.72 rockers....... never had a problem clearing. Same goes with other X-303 installations I've done or checked after the fact (done elsewhere w/out checking).
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Old 03-08-2008, 11:18 AM   #25
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well my pistons are flycut..and i would check ptv clearence any way....but i was upa t 230 last night and wrote down all the specs on some cams..and i found an edelbrock cam227/234 at .50 lift 520/520 112* looking in to it
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why not? the x cam will make more power than the b, and for $50 its a steal.
I know that everyone here votes for a "custom" cam, but $50 compared to like $500-600 is well worth it in my books.
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Old 03-08-2008, 11:55 AM   #27
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yea but the x cam is the same duration as the b but more lift..i was looking for something with more duration
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I'd broom the letter cam idea, go with a better grind. 302s love an exhuast biased camshaft.
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yea im liking the edelbrock cam...227 intake 234 exhaust and suppsoed to make nice power with the edlebrok performer heads im grabbin
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yea im liking the edelbrock cam...227 intake 234 exhaust and suppsoed to make nice power with the edlebrok performer heads im grabbin
that is a very very agressive cam, what's the rest of your build going to be like?
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