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Old 10-10-2002, 12:10 PM
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Okay, I need some cam recommendations. What I'm looking at is a 1978 440 that will be stripped to the bone and rebuilt. Compression will be decent because I need to run pump gas, it will have a dual plane intake (probably Edelbrock), and a 750cfm carb.
The cams that I was looking at are the Summit cams. They have one that is something like 216/224 and another that is 234/234 (?). What would you recommend? The car will be daily driven so I can't get overly radical with anything that I do. Thanks guys!

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Old 10-10-2002, 02:32 PM
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If you like some thump to your engine, and you have a 3.55 or lower rear gear, and maybe a 340 converter if you have an automatic. The Mopar performance purple shaft is a good choice. Get the "hemi" grind. It has 284 deg adv duration, .484 intake valve lift on intake and exhaust and features a 108 degree lobe separation angle. If this is too much for you, go to www.moparperformance.com , and you will find a complete listing of their factory performance cams that really work well.
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Old 10-14-2002, 07:17 AM
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Thanks for the link NAIRB! I'll have to play around a little bit and see what is all offered. I think the Hemi grind is a little too big for my application. I need to keep the 440 totally streetable. I know that I won't make any track passes, but I'll smoke 'em off the line at stop lights more than once!
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