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Old 07-06-2012, 08:36 PM
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Howards CL112431-06 cam/lifter kit would be an equivalent cam to the Isky 201268 recommended by F-Bird'88 with .450" lift, 223* @ .050" vs 224* @ .050" for the Isky cam. The Howards cam/lifter kit is $139.95 at Summit Racing, compared to $169.95 for the Isky cam with no lifters. Howards and Isky are the only 2 companies that grind all their cams in-house. There are Howards grinds that are equivalent to the other 2 Isky cams F-Bird'88 recommended, they don't come in cam/lifter kits, but they would save some money over the equivalent Isky grinds.

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and I'm willing to bet if you called Howards Cams that they would be willing to work a deal on selling you those other two cam profiles as a cam/lifter set for roughly the same price as their other kits.

Howards valvetrain products is all I ever use anymore, I've found them to be of great quality, price, and they also have great customer service. For as much as I recomend HRC products, I think I should get a discount on my next HRC purchase.
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I am a big fan of Isky Cams, but if you want to save some money you can go with one of the Crane cams sold under the Summit brand name. A cam/lifter kit will run around $120-$140 complete.
If you want lots of rumble and all sound you need a small (close) LSA number like 106-108 max. Long duration will help too, but I wouldn't go too long and have all low end power suffer.
SUM K00172 will give you a rough idle and not sufer ffrom low end power loss, it will also work with a stock converter, if the car is an automatic. 274/274 .450 lift and 106 LSA. $139. for cam and lifters.

edit-Oops! That Howard's cam is pretty much identical to the Crane/Summit cam set.
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you mention that this is a vortec 350 which automatically makes me think that this is a 96'-00' vortec 350 motor. if so these were factory roller lifter cam motors and the lifter bores are larger in diameter than the older flat tappet style motors. running a flat tappet lifter in these motors is not going to work, that lifter will slap all around and the cam nor lifters will last longer than the time it takes to break the cam in.
Really?? I and a couple people have ran flat tappets in these blocks and zero problems. Mine actually went in tighter than they should have and needed the lifter bores honed.
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