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Old 07-11-2006, 05:47 PM
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Cam question

I gots a cam question.
Basically The motor in my Volvo is the motor outta my old monte.
I picked the cam for the monte which was the Xtreme 262.Good for 3500lbs and 3.42 that the monte was/had.
I was eventually wanting to up the cam for the hotrod a bit in the future but not now untill this came up.
Anyways I got a good deal I can get on an unused cam,anti-pump up lifters,springs,locks,retainers,7quart pan,oil pump and a bunch of goodies.
Dirt cheap they were installed in a shortblock that never got heads sat forever and got surface rust was disassembled and parted out.(lifters never installed)
Anyway whats all you oppinion on this cam in my car.
Its an older Crane
296 adv dur
234/242@050
.473/.488 lift
110LSA

My setup is as follows
350 stock shortblock
Iron 1.94s w/ 3 angle grind(no porting)
8.5:1(ugh!)
Performer intake
750 vac holley
1 3/4 primarie headers
2 1/2 exhuast
TH350 2200-2400stall

As for the motor its a torque killer,I know.The heads are too weenie and the converter a hair small and compression too low.

BUT...................the Volvo weights 1970lbs stock weight.
Add a SBC and AUTO and me and I'm fingering 2500lbs tops.
The car has 4.41 gears and 26" tall tires so theres no torque needed to move this thing.
But I plan to swap to a 3.73 12bolt w/ ladder bars in the future as the current rear is weak as shat.So this will oload the lowend down a bit from 4.41s.
So whatcha think in such a light car??Sounds a hair big but OK too me considering the low weight evan with 3.73.
Opinions please.

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Old 07-11-2006, 05:52 PM
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what volvo is this? it weighs less than a lotus. cool swap i plan on putting a 383 stroker in a volvo 240. what headers are you using? block hugger shorties, or does someone make conversion headers
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what volvo is this? it weighs less than a lotus. cool swap i plan on putting a 383 stroker in a volvo 240. what headers are you using? block hugger shorties, or does someone make conversion headers
Its a 1958 PV 444(look at my album)
The headers are homemade.I got a set of 1 3/4 fenderwells for free a set of rusty bigblock truck headers and a set of Hooker collectors.Had a welder frend build them for me Fenderwell Exits.Not Sandersons but his dreag car runs 9.90s with tyhe same technology.So hey.
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Oppinions please on this cam in my setup.
As it sits I think I'm gonna get it.But I'd like others oppions to either backup mine or sway me away if you think so.

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Old 07-12-2006, 08:26 AM
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You can't go wrong staying with gut-busting torque.

But since you are building a pure drag car like your friend.......
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