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Old 05-21-2003, 09:19 PM
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My truck has a 350 TH auto trans, Chevy 350 SB with a gear drive, Edelbrock Performer intake manifold, Edelbrock 600 CFM Performer carb, and a "mild hyd cam."

I've been searching the Knowledge Base trying to find out what a mild "hyd" cam means ... I'm afraid everything I find is just over my head and I'm getting nowhere fast.

I have a basic, and very limited, knowledge of what a cam is all about, but what's this "HYD" part mean?

Can someone help me get a grip on this?

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Old 05-21-2003, 09:30 PM
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HYD means Hydraulic lifter cam. there`s also solid lifter cams. Roller lifter cams can also be solid or hydraulic lifter.
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Ah-haa! Hydraulic! Finally -- some sense of it all.

I was reading some about the difference between hydraulic and solid. Solids are more adjustable.

Well at least now I know my mild cam is hydraulic. Thanks!

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actually a hydraulic cam is self adjusting, where as the solid cam needs to be manually adjusted and makes more noise, (they are however able to run on a more agressive cam and run with stiffer springs so they can make more power and rev higher, but for anything less than all out racing a hydraulic cam is prefferable, especially the modern cam designs like Comp extreme energy, they can make more power than most people know what to put to good use and still run hudraulic lifters
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Old 05-22-2003, 12:18 PM
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Thanks, Deuce

I love that rumbly sound, of course - don't we all? But with my setup, hydraulic is no doubt best.

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Hey, Slider

You mean these?



I love 'em!!

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