Originally Posted by Wezz
Hello i am wesley . And i am from holland. I am rebuilding a 305 yes i know its not spectacular but its my first v8
I wil geve the engine a edelbrock performer manifold with a edelbrock 600 carb also i want a better camshaft. . So now the question what cam can i run on a stock engine . I was thingking of the edelbrock performer plus 2102 but can i run it with my stock valvesprings ?
What heads do you have. What year is the motor. And what compression ratio do you have.
Yes i think even the smallest edel cam needs springs for most heads. Usally the spring are needed since they will decrease engine life and increase gas milage. So the factory engines have only enough spring for the stock cam. Tje effect is tiny but the oem wont spend a dollar they dont need to so most sbc springs in stock form are made for .400 lift and below 5000 rpm. Most after market cams will easily top these numbers.
Edel cams are good, the springs and timing chains are good quality but a little over priced.