Originally Posted by ap72
That's really a mild cam for a 454, it won't be difficult to drive AT ALL as long as its tuned properly. Hell, that cam in a sbc 350 wouldn't be that difficult to drive if it was tuned properly.
Really mild cam for a 454, that is an unusual statement. It is NOT mild in a 454. It is a hot cam.
Sure it will drive. The range that cam excels in you cannot do on the street. If you are driving around, not racing , why would you go to that level. So that you can have it cam at idle. You can get a rough idle with less cam, and be happy on the street. Take all traffic situations into consideration. Make sure that it does not attract law enforcement personal. A .650 lift is going to need a open exhaust to take advantage of the flow.
If you do not care, that is so Rebelious .
If you want to make the most of a street driven vehicle, you would probably build it to perform in the range of daily operation. In what situation, other than racing, would a .600 be more beneficial than a .500 lift. A half inch lift is going to lope, and perform well.
The diffrence in power with soild and solid roller cams is not amazing. You are not getting 50hp by retrofiting a roller solid from a solid of similar grind.
This sounds like johnny wants to go faster, but listen to reason.
V , ap72 have alot of knowledge and share it well. They can speak volumes about making it faster.