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Old 02-25-2004, 06:23 PM
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alright i need some help on finding the right cam for my car
i have a 1972 mach 1 with a 351c4v and i just got a new weiand x-celerator intake (2500-6500rpm) and before i put it on i need the right cam. i will be driving my car almost everyday, and racing it every weekend and wed. night, so i want a nice cam that will give me alot of streetable power. i have one picked out
specs are 244/244 .560"/.560" 2500-6500rpm
it says to use a "race converter" i know what a torque/stall converter is but whats a race converter? and would that cam be good for my mustang? thank you

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Old 02-25-2004, 08:07 PM
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guess nobody is smart enough to get this one figure out
thanks alot there guys
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Smart enough that`s a little rude. You won`t find a better site on the net. You have alot of class guys on here that will help you. Perhaps no one wants to give you false info.

I`m battling with my combo. It`s tuff to decide un-less you`ve used the parts yourself.

I can tell you this..the parts sound like they will flow together.

I have also found that my 230/236 @ .050 has a little late power range for me. That`s for the street I think yours is too big. My opinion.

For that combo to work I think you need all 3 ....PLUS alot of Compression.

Good Luck, be nice, life`s too short.
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Old 02-25-2004, 08:53 PM
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that cam is going to need minimum of 10.0:1 compression to perform well. as for the stall, 3000+rpm converter is needed, or a manual trans. also, you're going to need pretty steep gears in the back to keep your engine in the power range(2500-6500rpm).
for street driving, this cam would be a little heavy handed. mileage would suck, power comes on a little late to be street friendly, but if you don't mind 4 gallons per mile, and cruising around at 3000+rpm...


on the track, it wouldn't be too bad, depending what your up against. good luck!!
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Thats a lot of cam for stock heads and a heavy car.
I am running a similar profile in a fiberglass front ended camaro of 388 inches with sportsman II heads, a tall Brodix single plane intake, 850 holley, 11:1 compression, large tube headers, 3" exhaust and a 3500 converter with 4:10 gears.

To make use of the power band it's running at, I use a scat crank, lunati pistons, and manley rods....

There's no sense in that cam if you gotta shift at 5 grand...

Also keep in mind, larger cubic inches tame a cam...

And mine is still a lot of cam. I enjoy it on the street, but a lot of other guys would be frustrated with the drivability. by the way, the car now has manual brakes too, as it only pulls 4 inches of vacuum at idle....
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