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Old 06-02-2004, 04:41 PM
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hey again, i currently have a 327/350hp cam in my '73 sbc 400, its in a 76 el camino. it also has full length headers, performer intake, and 4 barrel q-jet. does anyone know the specs for this cam and what would be a better cam to make some serious torque? i've been looking at a comp cams 268h that is 218 duration and .454 lift, would this be good?

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Old 06-02-2004, 04:52 PM
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according to my source the HP hyd. cams that came in 327s is 221/221 @.050 .447.447. the 268H is a good grind.
What gears are in the car? automatic ?stall convertor ? is the bttom end of the 400 stock? stock heads ?
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Old 06-02-2004, 05:00 PM
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the rear end is somewhere around 2.80ish-3.23 open, but im definetly going to drop it to a good 3.73 posi. its got a th350c trans, no stall, the heads are stock but i have another set of stock heads that have been ported and polished with a multi-angle valve job that im going to put on when i change the cam. mostly i want to make good torque, be quick, and be responsive.
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The comp 268 will make a lot more torque than the 350 h.p. 327 cam. The comp 268 has tighter lobe seperation. That makes as much difference as the difference in duration between the two cams.
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Old 06-02-2004, 07:30 PM
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do you know if the 268 has a choppy or rough idle? the 327 has a slight lope to it, nothing fancy. i want the performance but also want the sound. if you've heard this cam how does it sound?
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its got a little lope in a 350, wont be as noticable in a 400
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