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Narrowed cam choice down to 2......

Hey guys, narrowed my cam choice down to 2 for my 383 build. Both are hydraulic roller

choice 1-
choice 2-

-350 block 0.040" over and 0 decked
-Wiesco flat-tops +5.4cc
-6 inch scat I-beam rods
-Scat 3.75" stroker crank
-AFR 195cc aluminum heads with 72cc chambers
-0.040 compressed gasket thickness
-1.6:1 rockers
-Edelbrock rpm air gap intake manifold
-10.1:1 SCR
-Going into a 1980 camaro with a T56 6 speed manual trans.

Now I am leaning toward the Howards cam kit because it is nearly $200 cheaper and that $200 could be spent making more power in other areas. I can't seem to find the cam card specs for the howards cams anywhere though, I would like to know all of the info of that cam before making a decision such as IO,IC,EO,EO, and intake centerline. I would also like to know what my DCR would be with both cams so I must know the intake closing point of the howards cam as well. Does anybody know where I could find this information? The two cams are very similar from the specs they give, the comp cam appears to have a slight operating peak increase over the howards. Anyways what do you guys think I could expect to see in the difference in power between the two? The howards cam also has a wider LCA so would this make a big difference or what kind of numbers are we talking here? If anybody has experience with both or either of these cams or has a suggestion I'd love to hear it.


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There's really not a big difference between them. I personally would chose the Howards cam. I like the 112 LSA,the cheaper price,and Howards cams are great quality.
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