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Old 10-26-2012, 11:44 AM
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If you use a flat tappet cam,at least use a solid.better idle and they make power over a wider range.If you want a built in rev limiter,use a flat tappet hydraulic.Another user that builds engines uses a flat hydraulic motor for customers that over rev or abuse engines,it just keeps them limited

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If you use a flat tappet cam,at least use a solid.better idle and they make power over a wider range.If you want a built in rev limiter,use a flat tappet hydraulic.Another user that builds engines uses a flat hydraulic motor for customers that over rev or abuse engines,it just keeps them limited
Thanks Vinnie. Although, I like the "set it and forget" aspect of hydraulic cams. I'm not after ever ounce of power. I'm actually going the other way.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:28 PM
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what a solid cam will do is let you keep the power AND get it sooner and smoother.I used a solid cam years ago(sig erson high flow II solid) it had a mild idle and pulled off idle to 6200.Maybe someone in the forum has specs on it?
was listed as maybe 288 duration and 500 lift.get something like that.It was around 028 lash so valve lift was 460 ish. get a modern version like that and you will be surprised how mellow it is and I remember shifting at 7k from first to second as it comes up fast in the lower gears.My friend had the same cam in his 57 belair except hydraulic,high flow II and it fell off a lot sooner.I think it was .490 lift and had a rougher idle.
Adjusting valves takes 30 minutes after you have done it twice.The first time takes a lot longer.
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