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Old 11-23-2006, 04:57 AM
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mild cam for a 454

I was wandering if you guys could suggest some mild cam grinds for 454. Something with a slight lope but still practical for daily use if need be. The one in the truck im interested in has more of a race grind.86silverado short wheel base. The guy said it has a 850 holley(headers) on it already and I think its still stock geared with stock converter.

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Here are a couple of great cams for what you wanting... (my pick)
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camshaft selection

edelbrock performer camshaft is the most mild i would install,works great in truck for pulling boats,cars,tractors.but since this is light truck(gvw) i would stick with one of the first two cams that were suggested by bumpstick in his reply.probably should install a towing converter to at least raise the stall up to 1500-1800,unless you have the 3.08 gears then leave the stock converter.
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I have an XE262 from Comp that idles smooth when hot, but a little lope when it first comes off the choke. It specs out to 218/224 on a 110 LSA. Ripping strong torque and I'm running big tires and 2.73 gears. Would be a perfect tow rig with an OD and 3.73s
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I've been listening to some sound clips. I'm thinking the 262voodoo would work for me with the addition of some gears.

60202 60202LK 262/268 219/227 .530"/.542" 112/108 Hyd/Hyd 1400-5800
60202 Description- Hydraulic: Mid-level performance street cam with excellent drivability. Exceptional replacement for "muscle car type cam" with automatic transmissions. Works well with stock type exhaust Manifolds and dual plane intake with mild 4 bbl carb. This is an Awesome 4X4 and performance marine cam where "Dry" exhaust is used. Improved valve springs and roller rockers recommended. Excellent in oval port engines.
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