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Old 11-15-2012, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by vinniekq2 View Post
Im sure the torque would be huge,just figured that there is a lot of horse power left on the table as that engine would likely roll off the power about 5800 rpm
Moving the cam effects the mid range torque more than the hP.

This car does not have near enough gear in it to worry about top end power
roll off. Its not reving high enough thru the traps.

There at lots of things/areas that need attention to get the MPH up.
Starting at the air cleaner.

If I can get 115.1 MPH out of my 9.8:1 vortec headed 406 in a #3530 car,
There is lots of improvment on this car to be found. (Even my car is still a work in progress)

The cam is just one area. You could work with any of the cams you got now and get improvments.
Start at the air cleaner and tires and work from both ends to the middle. The middle needs work too. (cylinder heads)

The crane solid I suggested has been shown to work very well in 406's like this.
There are even bigger cranes that work well but need RPM (gears, race converter, race single plane manifold and head flow.

Cam install position. You have to degree it to have a start point reference.
If you just wing it and "line up the dots" you get what you invested.

Vehicle weight reduction always works well. getting weight off the front end works well.

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