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Old 03-31-2004, 04:28 PM
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stall/cam selection

Please have a look at these specs and let me know what you think:
383 stroker kit, 9.8:1 cr, Vortec heads with upgraded springs (take lift up to 0.525"), 3.73 posi, 750 carb, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, 1900-2100 rpm stall B&M (Tork Master 2000), power brakes + accessories, Camaro 67 (2700-2900 lbs weight), application: mainly street/rare strip.

I did some searching on this widely popular subject, and general consensus is to either use Comp Camp XE268 cam - 218/224 @ 0.050. .477/.480 lift.
or XE274 230/236 @ 0.050, .490/.490 lift, or even Magnum 280H 230/230 @0.050, .480 lift.

I talked to a Comp Cams technician and he recommended to go with 268 due to my almost stock stall torque converter. He suggested to stay away from the 280H due to its 'older' design.

How important that 100-200rpm difference between my converter and a new one I will have to get (fo ex., 2300-2500rpm B&M Tork Master 2400) if I choose to go with XE274?

Is anyone running XE274 with 1900rpm stall? How does it perform?
Can I 'cheat' and get XE268, but add 1.6 rocker arms for higher lift to achieve better results?

Thanks for reading. I appreciate your input.

Denis

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Old 03-31-2004, 05:19 PM
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The 268 with 1.6 rockers would be just about perfect for you existing convertor and heads.
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Thanks, Bobcrman! A little reassurance is very helpful, esp. when you are torn between two good choices :-)
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