Originally Posted by plumcrazyopa
can anybody tell me what degree to set my cam on for the best alround performance
Yeah, I'd install it straight up on the marks given on the cam card. Advancing the camshaft in relation to the crankshaft will take away some power at the top of the range and replace it at the bottom of the range. Retarding the camshaft in relation to the crankshaft will take away some power at the bottom end and replace it at the top end of the range.
If a fellow was putting too much torque to the tires off the line, he might consider retarding the cam. If he needed more torque off the line to improve his 60 ft. number, he might advance the cam a little. If you have to move the cam more than 4 degrees advance or retard to get the results you want, then you have chosen the wrong cam in the first place.