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Old 11-05-2002, 12:54 PM
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I want to trade around and find a 50`s Chevy C.O.E.For a project, in the future. I have a wonderfull 4 bolt main 350 block to use.I have a 30/30 Duntov mechinical lifer cam that i would like to use. My question is concerning the lifters. Can i swap out the solids for roller hyd lifers and use the Duntov cam? Why or why not?I have saved a set of 202 cast iron heads for this motor as well.I need input as i want to build for power and long life of this engine.
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Old 11-05-2002, 02:11 PM
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First, the lifters won't work. The cam material for a roller is different, the lobe radii are different, the ramps for a solid vs. hydraulic are different, so many reasons and so little space. Secondly that cam in a vehicle the size of a COE is doomed to poor driveability, not enough bottom end grunt and not the type vehicle that would allow the cam to work as it was designed. I'd contact one of the cam companies and give them your info (engine size, vehicle weight etc.) and have them grind you one from the computer. I'd also not use those heads, sell the cam and heads to someone with a Camaro or Chevy II that could benefit from their design.
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I agree with Woodz428, that is a bigggggggggg nO NO. Even the cam with the solid lifters might not give you the driveablily that you are looking for. unless your runnin' a manual, or alot of converter. that cam runs good upstairs, and it likes compression in the nieghborhood on 11:1 or higher. So, be careful, and never use a cam other than directed, unless you like to see the inside of your engine without using a wrench.

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Point well taken. I will avoid that idea, and move on to another1 Idea that is!!!
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