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good aftermarket cam 302 ford

Just looking for some suggestions on a good cam for a stock 1979 ford 302.Im running and autolite 4100 600cfm 4bbl carb On a cast iron 4bbl intake,Shorty headers.Its an FMX automatic with 2.79 rear gear ratio.I have used a crane cam in a similar motor years ago..it had 262 duration,I dont remember the specifics (15yrs ago) but i chose the cam because it favored the exhaust side.I liked the way the motor performed after i installed the cam..Now i want to put in another cam in the 302 im running now,But thought of using a duration of 268 or 272..how much lift? i know being a stock engine i dont have many options.What say you guys?..its just a stock engine,And 'simple as possible' answers only..i dont do well with numerous mathematics,i dont want to go to the moon..just looking for a little 'rumpity rump' sound and some more power
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top of the page cams are what you need.Like what you had before.Buy from a reputable manufacturer
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With 2.79 gears and a stock low stall you need to keep the cam real mild.
Forget the rumpity rump cam unless you are willing to get some 4.10's and a 3500 stall.

Find a cam with 203 duration @.050" or less.
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I have another rear axle im going to install,it has 3.73 gear ration
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With the rear end ratio of 373 the comp cam xe268 is biggest cam for stock converter and has lope, Also the comp cam dual energy has a 219 int and 229 exhaust duration, higher ex for poorer flowing heads the lift is low enough to not have to worry about coil bind. This one to will give you a nice lope also.
sure hope this helps.www.compcams.com
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Just to clarify go to the link I sent. It is either a dual energy or the High energy cam from comp . both work with stock converter.
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I have another rear axle im going to install,it has 3.73 gear ration
the 3.73 gears are for the purpose of the car more than the purpose of the engine.If you are wanting a bigger cam,then the CR becomes an important issue.The cams job is to allow the heads a chance for maximum flow.If you know the CFM the heads can flow ,the deck height of the pistons,the CR,then you can "match" the cam.You will need the correct combination of intake and fuel management,,,and the headers and exhaust also need to match.
The answer is in the combination,not just a cam.
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