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Old 03-04-2009, 10:15 PM   #1
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Default whats a good cam size for my 302?

well heres what ive got not sure what the specs are but i have a trickflow cam it lopes ok its a small to at the most mild....But here are the specs on the cam i was thanking bout geting is it to much or just right?Duration 276/ 286, Lift .471/ .471
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:19 PM   #2
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the only cams, I thought trickflow had for roller motors were stage 1,2 and 3???
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:25 PM   #3
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idk man but its got a cam and i was told i was a trickflow mines a flat tippet cam and the cam im looking at to buy is Duration 276/ 286, Lift .471/ .471 is that a good size for whats done to my engine?
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what are the complete list of mods??
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:37 PM   #5
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mite be 4geting somthing but heres what ive got.....edlebrock performer 4bbl carb & performer manifold,Trick flow cam,gt heads,moroso breather,accel 8.8mm wires,msd blaster2,Headers,3inch exhaust dynomax bullet mufflers with turn downs.
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:53 PM   #6
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by gt heads you mean gt-40's?? if so, when I had a similar set up I ran a performer rpm set up and a comp magnum .512/.512 lift cam an the 600 carb did okay but tuned right my 650 dp woke it up a little more with such I was running 12.70's
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idk man but its got a cam and i was told i was a trickflow mines a flat tippet cam and the cam im looking at to buy is Duration 276/ 286, Lift .471/ .471 is that a good size for whats done to my engine?
You have a flat tappet now so will you be replacing it with a flat tappet? What the duration @.050? Who makes the cam that you want to use.
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its a special from summit that comes with the cam and and lifters and mjr no by gt heads i mean Newer foxbody 5.0 ho heads.
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I had that old flat tappet cam in my old 85 fox body from summit. I origanally put it in my 1983 truck engine and blew the engine in the truck and rebuilt it and throwed it into a rolling chassis. That cam chopped hard enough at 900 rpms, I could see my body panels in my mirrors shaking and vibrating. Awesome cam shaft for the money. Was running mid 13's around 100mph in the quarter. I think I was shifting around 6 thousand RPM's if I remember right. That was over 10 years ago so I can't be exact on numbers. I had a Holley 600 on it, vacuum sec carb. It ran so good. I wish my 347 coupe was as fun to drive as that old POS 5 speed car.
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