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Old 10-09-2002, 09:28 PM
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Maybe someone can help, I want to put in a roller cam and roller lifters. Unfortunately I do not have the dough to get both. If someone had his or her druthers, which one would be the best bang for the buck? I know that the cam is less expensive than the rocker’s.
I have a 351 Windsor and in the middle of rebuilding. Thanks for any help in this matter
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The range of profiles available for a roller cam makes using it the winner if you ask me. Roller cams can accelerate the lifter quicker close faster and lift higher without the face galling a normal cam would suffer. Usually the cam manufacturer takes advantage of this and offers cams with more area under the curve than you could get with a standard cam. The lifter base diameter determines how fast a cam can rise without destroying the cam and lifter, rollers are much better off to begin with. Not to mention the drag loss.
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Like 4 jaw said...
  • Roller cam
  • ...the the rockers. You might want to consider roller tip rockers from Comp Cams. Less expensive and the same results on a street engine.

Talk to Comp Cams or Crane and see if what you want comes in a kit form and then order the parts via JEG'S or SUMMIT to stretch the green.

Don't forget the possible need for guides and hardened pushrods.
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Thank you all, I will abide by your insight and go with the cam.
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