Originally Posted by V8 Super Beetle
Hi Tech, great to hear from you.
I'd like to go with less cam. I'm considering installing the SUM-1785 cam vs the current Isky 201278.
The problem is it's just setup too much on the drag car side. Hopping on the freeway to go to a car show is really a chore. I'm just wanting it to be more street friendly, but still have a little hotrod edge to it.
I'm basically wanting to enjoy it more by driving it around the streets rather than it being geared towards the race car / track side. When I initially set out to build this car, I was thinking I wanted more track than street. Big cam, big stall, gears, etc. 5-6 years later, I'm really just wanting something that's more drivable, but will have that get up and go if I want to play. That and I Love the choppy idle sound.
I Love the car, but just want it to be less obnoxious to just drive.
That cam is used as a cheap hotrod cam for a lot of mild 350's. It works great with just headers and a mild stall but will do much better in your more complete build. There are plenty of videos on youtube of people that have used that cam- I suggest you check them out and talk to the owners to get their 2 cents. I like it as a low buck cam, but other people may have more to say about it.
274h06 - YouTube
FWIW the e1785pm and 274h06 are the same cam- a few other places rebox it as their own as well.