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View Poll Results: What sounds better to you solid or hyd cam?
Solid all the way give me the ticking valvetrain 9 47.37%
Hyd is quiet and works well for me 4 21.05%
who cares so long as it is running 6 31.58%
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Old 05-26-2004, 05:25 PM
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Poll... on the sound of solid VS hyd cam sound.

What do you think sounds better ?

Solid cam?

Hyd cam?

Heck who cares?

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Who cares really...

Performance is the key, and I am sure you are aware that Hyd cams has less valve lash
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some of these polls are wierd
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right now i'd probably take any running one
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Todays hydraulics and roller cams have made solid lifter cams obsolete...........................
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Some of these poles are weird!

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Todays hydraulics and roller cams have made solid lifter cams obsolete...........................
Unless, of course, you actually understand the differences between the three types and can choose according to your needs. In many cases, solid cams can bridge the gap between hydraulics and rollers with similar performance with a lot less cost. Give me a solid cam anyday!

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I'm with tom, solids are great power makers, and are great for top end HP given the light lifter bodies and lack of bleed down. I actually seriously considered a solid for my build up, but considered that for a street ride, I need as much reliability as I can get, and low end power. So for my torqer motor, I chose a hydraulic. I don't think I'd ever chose a cam based on the "sound" it made!

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Todays hydraulics and roller cams have made solid lifter cams obsolete...........................
What?!?!?

I disagree...and the poll should have been either:

flat tappet-solid or hydraulic
Roller-solid or hydraulic

They make solid roller cams!

BTW-the solid flat tappets make more noise than solid roller and sound kinda neat....I have two big blocks with solid rollers...they are a bit quieter....but if you are running a solid...
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16 little hammers clacking out a mechanical symphony in a classic V-8......what a solid sound of joy!!!!
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16 little hammers clacking out a mechanical symphony in a classic V-8......what a solid sound of joy!!!!
I absolutely agree, love the sound of a 69 Z/28 with original DZ 302 in it.

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Yup!! I ran the 302 cam in my 327 for 20 years! Still have the cam, it and the lifters look like new! I'm now using the LT-1 solid cam. Just a little quieter! Love the sound!

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Old 05-28-2004, 06:56 PM
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I was 21yrs old when I bought my first car with a solid lifter cam engine. She wasn't necessarily faster than either the 402 Chevelle, 455 Buick GS, or the 390 Cougar XR7 that I had ran but man I swear I just about creamed my jeans every time that solid liftered LT-1 350 fired up. At that age I don't know what I thought was cooler, the whine the electric fuel pump made when she turned on as all was quiet right before I cranked her over, or the sound of that engine after she fired up. Actually come to think of it at 38yrs old I still love both of those sounds.


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