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Old 03-20-2008, 06:24 PM
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Cam Selection help

I finally got the information on how the motor in my Cutlass was built, and I'd like to run a cam selection by the collective. Here is what I've got:

SBC, .030 over
14014416 305 heads opened up with 1.94 intake valves
1.5 ratio roller rockers
Speedpro flat top pistons (TRW-L2256F30)
MSD 6AL ignition, coil, distributor
Edelbrock AirGap intake
Edelbrock 1611 Performer 750 carb
Turbo 350 trans with shift kit and 2800 stall converter
1 5/8 headers and free flow exhaust, but with cats

I'm looking for solid street performance with very occassional trips to the strip. I want enough vacuum for power brakes. It's all going in an 83 Olds Cutlass, about 3500 lbs in current trim.

I'm looking at something along the lines of the Summit K1105 or Comp Cams 12-243-3. Both are in the neighborhood of 226/243, with less than .500 lift. The lobe separation is significantly different between these 2 cams.

Any thoughts? Am I smoking crack with these cams? Or can I go hotter safely? Am I missing important details? This will be my first American iron build, so I am looking at it as a learning experience. But I don't want to totally F it up in the learning process.


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