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View Poll Results: what cam do you prefer?
crane 53 22.36%
comp 129 54.43%
crower 21 8.86%
summit 11 4.64%
lunati 23 9.70%
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Old 04-01-2004, 05:03 AM
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club327 Erson is still in business, but they have updated some of their profiles. Just go to www.mrgasket.com and then click on the Erson symbol. A friend of mine runs an Erson in his 70 GTO and you are right, what a cam, and his is one of the older grinds also.

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Reed, Cam motion, Andrews, LSM, are all good selections. These are more custom houses then shelf cams.

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SSI/PAW generic cams, they are cheap and work good with their cheap lifters too. I noticed the casting ID#'s on a goodwrench 350 were the same as an SSI cam I had laying around(same casting blank) so there must be allot more re-boxer's out there than cam manufacturers.

Most of the grinds listed by SSI seem a little dated though, there are better cams out there for a little more money IMO. Quality of machine work seems to be good on the SSI stuff too.
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Old 04-13-2004, 08:40 PM
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I use Reed Cams because they are 30 min. from my house and I get to pick it up from the guys that made it. I've never met a nicer bunch to work with. They will offer help without asking you for a dime in return.

Just be careful when you get advice from them. Most of the techs are seriously addicted to hp. You could end up with more hp, time, and money in it than you intended. Most of the lobe profiles they offer are very radical. Be careful when making a selection, be clear about what the intended use of the engine.

I've also had good experiences with Ultradyne, Clay Smith, Howards, and Engle.

Be very careful when selecting cams from Comp Cams. The advertised comp. ratios are the minimum acceptable based on 350 cu.in. The quality control is sometimes lacking as well. I've had cams from them delivered with rust on the lobes and found lifters with so much trash in them that they wouldn't work.

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Anybody ever heard of "Elgin" cams? Some of my areas older rodders swear by 'em. I don't know why, except maybe they're made in Elgin Illinois? I had one in a 350 once, but it was a little too radical for a street motor. I'm using a Comp Cams 270H in my 406 right now.
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Elgin is a Napa Auto Parts brand.
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schnider cams are my cam of choice. the will custom grind a cam for you at no extra cost and their cams make great power, as long as it`s the right cam for the job.
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like isky always have but....
heard so much good stuff about summit cams i woulda got one of those except they dont have complete engine kits with pistons in them and gaskets and all so i ordered from someone who does and have to get a custom cam to get other than stock so...
since i have heard nothing except Comp ex262 over and over on this site and others about how great they are, i went ahead and paid an extra $75 to get one. we'll see
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All the choices out there!

Comp rules, all other just try to measure up!

Every had a Comp cam that didn't perform? Didn't think so!

Summits are ok for generic but I don't like that wide of a lobe seperation for racing. They are more for the 1st time street guys with low compression and do produce a wide powerband.

Something to look for in a good cam will be high lift with low duration. If you notice the lower brands can't pull out the high lift/low duration numbers.
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I've had 2 bad experences with comp cams, both undersized bearing jounals causing low oil pressure. Crane has just as many grinds as comp if not more. Don't believe me look in the Crane catalog. Same goes for Crower and Isky. No problems in 40 years I've been buying cams.
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Oh...wait.... I think I found the problem.....




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I have a hard time thinking my favorite would...or even could do such a thing!
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I voted Crower. I had one in my old 302.

I have a Scummit cam in my 400.
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I voted comp but lean more towards the profile than the name on the box.
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Comp rules, all other just try to measure up!

Every had a Comp cam that didn't perform? Didn't think so!



i run the comp 280H ......


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