My mechanic had a chance to drive the car and he told me that changing gears now would be a "patch" as opposed to a real solution to fix my lack of torque. The car is really sluggish at low-mid range, changing the heads to nice performer while keeping the stock cam was definitely not a good idea. I should have had it changed at the same time, I would have saved a lot of money! Anyway, I cannot go back in time and have decided to do it as soon as possible
I know that some of you here told me that Isky cams were old as opposed to newer design like Comp. I understand that but I will go with them for the following three reasons:
- My mechanic has a very extensive experience with Isky and has had great results
- On the other hand, due to some bad experiences he does not like the comp flat tappet cams
- I am not looking for a top notch setup and I want my mechanic to work with something that he likes
That said, I am hesitating between these two:
- Isky Supercam 262
- Isky Megacam 264
Does anyone here have experience with these cams along with Edelbrock Performer Heads? They give a rear end ratio with the cam specs, why is that? I don't get the link between a gear ratio and a cam...
What would be a nice duration/lift for my setup (see sig.)? I am looking for torque and power in the low to 5500 range.