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Old 06-14-2004, 04:10 PM
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Question Cam Question

I don't have much knowledge on cams. I found one for a 302, rough idle, and need to know if I have roller, hydraulic, or mechanical? It's out of a 69 mustang, bone stock. I also found one I thought sounded perty cool but won't fit my application, it said radical idle..... may shut off power accesories every once in a while. If I could put that in there, I would.

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Old 06-14-2004, 04:34 PM
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A stock 69 would have a hydraulic flat tappet cam. Be careful when buying cams. It is better to have less, than too much. A nasty idle cam in an otherwise stock engine makes for a tempormental, ill starting, poor performing, TURD!.
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What's the rest of the engine combo? Carb, intake, heads?

Not a good idea to just throw a hot cam in the middle of an otherwise stock engine. Parts need to be selected that work with each other to give optimum performance.

You also need to decide how the car will be used/driven and what performance level you are looking for.

If you are unfamiliar with cams, the best thing to do is call the tech line of one of the cam companys and get their recommendation.

Good luck.
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