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what cam for streetable bbc 454

I am needing help choosing a good cam for my 65 chevelle 454.
I am unsure about all the motor details because I did not build the motor. Here is what I do know:
Bottom end of motor is all stock with a high volume oil pump.
Head are stock off a 396.
Weiand street warrior intake.
Holley 750
HEI
Headers
dual 3" exhaust with summit turbo mufflers
275/40/17 on rear

Car currently has the stock powerglide. I am looking for a cam that will allow me to cruise around the streets. I will NOT be taking it down the drag strip. I am an easygoing driver most of the time but I do however want to be able to put those annoying rice burner hondas in their place when the occasion arises. Any help in choosing a good cam would be appreciated.

*Note* I do plan to swap out the trans at some point, but one thing at a time right now.

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do the trans first if the engine runs well
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do the trans first if the engine runs well
Currently not an option. My current cam ate a lobe and needs replaced.
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if the cam went flat then the engine is coming out. good time to fix all things.next time use a roller cam.Those little imports do very well 0-60,your heavy torque monster is a tire melter so it will be a challenge to say the least
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Currently not an option. My current cam ate a lobe and needs replaced.
You will have to disassemble the motor and clean out all the debris and shrapnel left from eating the cam. If you don't do this, you will end up tearing the motor down again shortly because the debris will have eaten the bearings or the new cam that you install.

This will generate an excellent opportunity for you to measure and build to a plan. You cannot match a camshaft to a motor until you know the static compression ratio anyway. Call any cam grinder for a recommendation, that's the first thing they will want to know, the static compression ratio.

Now, wipe that smile off your face, get your tools out and get busy.
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