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Old 09-08-2010, 04:44 PM
Chris Kemp Chris Kemp is offline
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I think I would leave it alone. 537 hp the way it is ain't bad! A roller would give you a little more but would it be worth pulling the radiator, water pump, manifold, distributor and all else that is required. Street-able big blocks don't make much power over 6000 rpm anyway. If you really are serious about this then check with any of the popular cam shaft companies. They all have great tech advise and can help you pick a cam. The only down falls to the solid is that it can't take the higher revs as good as a roller, the valve lash needs to be adjusted more often and they are little noise. IMO and in an older muscle car the clacking noise of the solid cam adds to the car.
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