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Old 10-10-2012, 12:57 PM
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Be sure to read up on cam break in proceedures these days they have changed and its very important to follow them 100%. If they say to do it then do it. You will be much happier no matter what cam you choose.
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I originated this wiki article, which has since been tweaked by other board members to its present form. I believe it to be the definitive tutorial for using a flat tappet camshaft......
http://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/w...ips_and_tricks

If using a mechanical or hydraulic roller cam, clean the preservative oil off the cam and lifters, oil them with engine oil, install 'em and run 'em. No special procedures are necessary.

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he did say "stock bottom end" and its a 70's 350 so were fairly safe assuming small dish, 4 valve relief pistons.
There are only two scenarios where you can safely say that and it be true.
1. You bought the motor brand new from the manufacturer and nobody has laid a wrench on it since then.
2. You have had the motor disassembled yourself and verified the pieces that are in it.

Otherwise, you don't even know the cubic inches of the motor, much less anything else about it.
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Sounds great for the soap box but its not to difficult to find a cam for a mostly stock 350 in a heavy car.

Really... cruised it, built it, raced it. You think you might have went a little far on that one....

When you get done researching all the stuff that guy said you will have a cam very close to the performer cam from edelbrock.

Top end kit is not really needed in this case its for street use only.

FYI: I called edelbrock a few years back for a cam i liked. they told me it would not work well. The guy i spoke with told me to call Lunati or comp. Glad they told me not to buy from them. Lobe center was way off and wasnt listed in the catalog.

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ve changed and its very important to follow them 100%. If they say to do it then do it. You will be much happier no matter what cam you choose.
You could count my experience on one hand, and even then, I'm far more hack then most people, my tongue and cheek reference was actually to the people on this site, you will find a myriad of people who have done it all.......and while I'm not bashing edelbrock products, I use them myself, I was stating they are still a buisness, and want, and need to sell their product, but I am glad you weren't one of those people that got advice they didn't need
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There are only two scenarios where you can safely say that and it be true.
1. You bought the motor brand new from the manufacturer and nobody has laid a wrench on it since then.
2. You have had the motor disassembled yourself and verified the pieces that are in it.

Otherwise, you don't even know the cubic inches of the motor, much less anything else about it.
Fair enough, I'm simply speaking from my own experience, in that the last 4 "stock" 70's 350's I took apart were exactly that, as were anyone else's I have helped or watched being taken apart....i, perhaps wrongly, assumed the OP knew exactly what he had before he started adding parts. You are fundamentally correct tho....I stand corrected
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Fair enough, I'm simply speaking from my own experience, in that the last 4 "stock" 70's 350's I took apart were exactly that, as were anyone else's I have helped or watched being taken apart....i, perhaps wrongly, assumed the OP knew exactly what he had before he started adding parts. You are fundamentally correct tho....I stand corrected
You are a gentleman of integrity and honor, something that is very rare these days.
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Or listen to people who have done it, built it, cruised it, raced it....as opposed to calling someone with a product to peddle.....that's the drawback to calling edelbrock, sure, you can buy a top end package, which is exactly what their going to reccomend, or you can mix and match, spend time and effort, not money, on something you did yourself with a little help from "real" people who understand budget and reality.....
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