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Old 03-09-2012, 04:40 PM
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What Cam for a 68' LWB Chevy Truck 305?

I cracked my block in my 68 LWB truck...it was the original motor...I know!!
I have a 305 (I believe it's pretty much stock) that I broke down and cleaned up. But I'm wanting to beef it up a tad while I have it broken down.

I already have a high rise Edelbrock Intake, 600 Edelbrock Carb, and Headers.

I don't have too much money...but I was wondering about a better Cam?
I plan on using the same heads too.

Any help woud be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks guys!!

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Old 03-09-2012, 08:42 PM
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The Summit 1102 cam is all you need. If you can afford it I would also get matching springs.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-1102/
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Is that Cam stock or a little above stock?
And would it be 'bad' to use the existing springs??...or can I get away with it?

Oh and should I get that Summit Cam as a set that comes with the Lifters?? Or just use my existing lifters?
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When I had my 305, I used the Comp Cams XE268H. It was a good cam.. With the stock converter, I busted the flexplate. It makes decent torque for a little engine. I used the cam kit which came with springs and retainers, port matched the heads and cleaned the bowls out a smidge. Cheers.

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Nice!
With the advised Summit Cam mention above (which is a Duration 262/272, Lift .420/.442) would it be terrible to reuse the same Lifters, Push Rods and Springs??
Or should I At Least get the Cam/Lifter Set?
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With a new flat tappet cam, you have no choice but to use new lifters.
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Ok cool...thanks! I think I'll order that Summit Cam tomorrow then.

Kinda off topic...But have you ever installed a Carb Rebuild Kit on a Edelbrock 600 Manuel Choke?
I purchased the rebuld kit today and was gunna try and tackle that this weekend.
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