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Old 02-06-2005, 08:05 PM
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Cam choice for 383,, Please help!!

Ok, heres the deal im trying to pic a cam that will give me the best usable power in my combo. I want the biggest cam i can get that will give me the best overal power and torque that i will really be able to feel. I would like to have a high torque number while still having the horsepower to push it. Its going into a 79 camaro, a rather heavy car so i need the torque. It will be driven on the street mainly, but i want it to be the meanest i can get it while still being streetable. And i want to be happy with my results. Im undecided between 3 cams. the XE274, XE284, or the 286 magnum. Im going to be running 1.6 rockers as well. Heres the specs for each cam

274-- 230/236 at .050 .478/.490 lift
284-- 240/246 at .050 .507/.510 lift
286-- 236/236 at .050 .490/.490 lift

Heres what its going into..

383
AFR 180cc heads, Flow 240 cfm at .400 and 255 at .500
10.5.1 compression
6 in. rods
1.6 pro magnum rollers
demon 750 carb
RPM air gap intake.
3000 rpm stall converter
3.73 gears

I want as many opinions as i can get so everyone,,, PLEASE HELP ME!! Maybe someone could even run those cams through a "good" dyno program and throw me some estimated numbers. It would be much appreciated. thanks a million and good hotrodding to all!

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