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Old 02-14-2013, 05:09 PM
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Well the cam that comes with it is an edelbrock performer rpm cam with 308/318 duration and a light of 488/510 with a matching intake and an edelbrock 750 cfm carb plus those heads you suggested
I MAY use an Edelbrock cam if it was free, but I sure as hell wouldn't pay for one. You can do a lot better than that cam choice.

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Well for the 1500 to 6500 range what kind of cam should I be getting then for that kind of money?
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This mechanical roller cam would go with the Dart SHP 180 top end kit. Howards Cams Steel Billet Mechanical Roller Camshafts 110183-10 - SummitRacing.com. You would also need a 3000 stall converter. Call Howards to check on the best lifters and valve springs as a kit.
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I'm going with the jegs heads
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This mechanical roller cam would go with the Dart SHP 180 top end kit. Howards Cams Steel Billet Mechanical Roller Camshafts 110183-10 - SummitRacing.com. You would also need a 3000 stall converter. Call Howards to check on the best lifters and valve springs as a kit.
howards has a few cams like that with the ICL and LDA moved around a little.Good cam for a serious motor
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Well for the 1500 to 6500 range what kind of cam should I be getting then for that kind of money?
what is your stall, gears, tire size, compression, carb size, and exhaust?

Also, do you want a nice easy driving cam or a more rowdy "almost race" type cam?

Are you concerned more with stop lights and cruising or track times?

What is your budget?
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I already purchased that kit I linked and it comes with the performer rpm intake and cam and a 750 cfm carb. I'm just trying to be quick light to light is all so I'm hoping that will be more than enough. I don't need to be the fastest car on the street I just also don't want to be thought of as slow either.
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If you're going to run that cam and the springs that you get can handle it I would run all the rocker ratio you can on the intake, that's a pretty low lift for that duration and could use some help.

Maybe see if you can get a 1.65/1.5 split set of rockers when you buy them.
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With that setup what would you suggest as an alternative cam?
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With that setup what would you suggest as an alternative cam?
If you have it, then you may as well run it, but for the money there are better options.

I would have gone with a little less duration, a little more lift, and a lot less seat duration. I will say though that such a mild cam will be very easy on valvetrain parts.
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As far as performance though am I going to be doing alright? I mean I know I won't be running 11s but I am hoping it's pretty quick
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As far as performance though am I going to be doing alright? I mean I know I won't be running 11s but I am hoping it's pretty quick
you'll be pretty quick, still over 400hp if you have a good exhaust. Those Jegs heads are about the best deal currently going and with the RPM intake you got really open up a lot of performance. Just don't choke it with a bad exhaust and make sure to have your ignition and carb tuned by someone who REALLY KNOWS WHAT THEY'RE DOING. Edelbrock carbs are pretty simple but a lot of people still screw them up.
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What kind of exhaust do you suggest? I have hooker headers on it but not sure about the mufflers as the exhaust came with the car
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What kind of exhaust do you suggest? I have hooker headers on it but not sure about the mufflers as the exhaust came with the car
what hooker headers? Single or dual exhaust? Does sound matter? what kind of sound do you want? Is power your main concern or second to sound? budget?
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Dual exhaust and although I'd like it loud I would rather have power or a happy medium if possible
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