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SBC cam degree

I have a small block Chevy that i am planing to but a mechanical roller solid cam. I want to know if it is necessary to degree the cam or if i can skip doing it?

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Dot to dot is one thing...degreeing gets the icl on par with the cam card for best performance.What you need to be concerned with is piston to valve clearance on the exhaust side during the overlap period.Typically a non issue with a oem smogger cam..but you did mention a solid roller..and the p/v clearance check is a must.A safe bet is .080" on the the intake and .100" on the exhaust depending on your spring control.
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I have a small block Chevy that i am planing to but a mechanical roller solid cam. I want to know if it is necessary to degree the cam or if i can skip doing it?
Do whatever you wish, but it is my feeling that if you don't care enough to do it right, you should probably take up another hobby.
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