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Old 08-18-2012, 09:31 PM
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You're not going to like tuning that cam.......believe me. You'll need to change your converter, limit your mechanical advance in the dist to about 10 degrees, and play with your carb of choice just to give it some idle manners. Plus, without knowing your heads, you don't know your static compression ratio, flow characteristics or chamber design. You do NOT want to install that cam on an 8.0:1 motor.

If it's performance you're looking for you should start with checking the rear end gears and if they're not too bad (3.23, 3.55 etc) then move on to the heads. A good set of free flowing heads, set of headers with a good 2.5" or 3" exhaust system, 750 cfm carb, and a good curve kit in the dist will be a good starting point. A semi-mild cam in the 225* to 230* range will work nicely with this combo and will be easy to tune.

Slapping a grunty radical cam on an emissions slugged engine with crap heads will give you many more problems than you bargained for. Plus, you'll be hating all the money you've spent on something that will not run.
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