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jokerZ71 10-06-2013 05:57 PM

Comp's L79 Nostalgia Cam ?
 
Looking & planning a possible 327 build in the future & came across this cam.It is spose to be a modern version of the L79 camshaft.Original cam specs were DUR @ .050 =I 222/E 222. LSA/ICL= 114/??? Lift = .447/.447. Specs for the L79 Nostalgia cam = DUR @ .050=I 229/E 236. LSA/ICL = 112/108. Lift = .468/.462. Has anybody used this cam? Will it make good power,or,is it just for noise & show? I heard the idle on youtube.It sounded good @ idle,but,I didn't anything about the performance of it.

vinniekq2 10-06-2013 07:01 PM

pick a cam to fit your head flow and CR

wanna listen to my cam idle?

jokerZ71 10-06-2013 07:18 PM

I was just curious about this cam.I had been looking over the specs of the L79/327 & came across this one.I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with it.The L79 ran 11:1 CR.I don't think I'd wanna try that with today's fuel w/o going with a good aluminum head.

jokerZ71 10-06-2013 07:21 PM

I iistened to your's.It sounds good.It sounds powerful.

vinniekq2 10-06-2013 07:21 PM

Ifthose specs are perfect for your engine and the performance you want,then that is a great cam.
What do you have in the engine and what would you like the vehicle to do?
You know I and a few others will try to get you to use some kind of roller cam

vinniekq2 10-06-2013 07:31 PM

Richard/fbird88 or any others want to work on this cam choice?

Thanks joker,even at my mature age(not what the boss thinks) I really like the sound of a powerful engine with a good cam and exhaust.

jokerZ71 10-06-2013 07:39 PM

I'm still in the process of tryin to get the car @ this point.I haven't even fully decided on an engine yet.Always had a soft spot for 327's.Especially the L79.I've owned 1 that I put in a 66 Chevy truck.Still have the 461 heads to it.A wristpin ruined the block.The car is spose to have a 283 in it,but,I have suspicions that it may actually be a 327.I'm spose to go look @ it next Sat.

jokerZ71 10-06-2013 07:42 PM

When it comes down to it' I'm almost sure to go roller.

thinwhiteduke 10-06-2013 07:46 PM

How about this one.

12-673-4 - NOSTALGIA PLUS Mechanical Flat Tappet Camshafts

It would be more compatible to 11:1 SCR , than the hydraulic one ya mentioned.

I've wondered about the Nostalgia range also, almost / nearly got one myself



Duke

jokerZ71 10-06-2013 07:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thinwhiteduke (Post 1816593)
How about this one.

12-673-4 - NOSTALGIA PLUS Mechanical Flat Tappet Camshafts

It would be more compatible to 11:1 SCR , than the hydraulic one ya mentioned.

I've wondered about the Nostalgia range also, almost / nearly got one myself



Duke

I saw that 1 also Duke.That cam is Comp's modern version of the old 30/30 Duntov cam.Used I think in the 375 HP Vette engines.I have a freind that had the original version in a 283.It would shake the fenders on his Biscayne.LOL.

vinniekq2 10-06-2013 07:57 PM

Joker,how do you like the power delivery? wide power band with top end charge?
snotty hard hitting mid range ,a little rough around the edges with a rough idle?
flat torque curve,nice daily driver with a little enhancement over stock?

vinniekq2 10-06-2013 08:03 PM

I used a 30/30 cam in a 283 with 2.02 heads, when I was in high school. I also converted to shoulderless screw in studs in metal shop and ported the heads on the milling machine.
I ruined 4 valve grinding stones when I did my own 3 angle grind in the mechanics shop.
this junk(was junk when I finished with machining) went into a 64 chevyII. actually went fairly well

thinwhiteduke 10-06-2013 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by jokerZ71 (Post 1816649)
I saw that 1 also Duke.That cam is Comp's modern version of the old 30/30 Duntov cam.Used I think in the 375 HP Vette engines.I have a freind that had the original version in a 283.It would shake the fenders on his Biscayne.LOL.

Oh yeah, that cam in a 283 would be hectic LOL, be nice, I like mechanical cams. Don't care much for a hyd cam in a fun car ...!



Duke

jokerZ71 10-06-2013 08:16 PM

I like a somwhat flat torque curve.I've always liked low to mid range power.This will be goin in a 64 Impala.Approx 3700 lbs.

jokerZ71 10-06-2013 08:18 PM

I'm thinkin good street cruiser with a 14 second 1/4 mile,or,there abouts.


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