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Old 07-14-2005, 04:31 PM
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cam for a 283

Hi everybody, can you suggest a cam for a 283 sbc.The engine is otherwise stock,apart from edelbrock performer manifold & holley carb (600 vac sec)and will see occaisional traffic light racing.But is mainly used in the city,ie slow driving.

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Old 07-14-2005, 04:35 PM
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The summit grind that`s identical to the edelbrock performer plus cam will serve you fine. Duration is 204 intake, 214 exhaust @ .050, lift is .420 intake, .442 exhaust. Add a double roller timing chain while your in there. This cam has a smooth idle and gives the engine nice response and decent torque.
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The summit grind that`s identical to the edelbrock performer plus cam will serve you fine. Duration is 204 intake, 214 exhaust @ .050, lift is .420 intake, .442 exhaust. Add a double roller timing chain while your in there. This cam has a smooth idle and gives the engine nice response and decent torque.
I second that choice. That cam would work great in a 283.
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My brother just installed a comp xe256 in a 283 with almost your exact set up in his 64 impala. Stock bottom end with a wieand intake,headers, and 600 holley, I thought it would be too big since I have the cam in a 350 but he is very very happy with the performance. It sounds pretty good at idle nothing really notable, but when you step on it it will make your ears bleed. Good low end Good top end specs are 212in 218ex with 454 lift.
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Can't argue, both of the above cams would be excellent choices for what you want.
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The first camshaft choice would be my personal choice also. Melling sells the very same grind. I buy them at O'reilly's for fifty bucks for the cam. I would be careful with over camming a 283 as they still will rev quite well even with a stock cam and you absolutely must retain the low speed torque particularly if you have an automatic and road gears.

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