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Guys now that i have a head that can take a .575 lift would it be beneficial to upgrade the Hydraulic flat tappet cam? Would a comp cam 12-214-4 be a good choice? or is there a better option that will give me more power while keeping the car streetable. I would like to go as aggressive as possible but this is a 70% street car, 30% autocross/strip. I would also like to have enough vac to run power brakes and vac advance on my distributor. I have T5 mustang transmission and i have 4:11 gears in my diff.

COMP Cams Magnum Hydraulic Camshafts 12-214-4 - SummitRacing.com

Camshaft, Hydraulic Flat Tappet, Advertised Duration 305/305, Lift .525/.525, Chevy, Small Block
I wouldnt use that cam for anything.
If you want that much cam,buy a roller. If a roller is too expensive then use a solid flat tappet.
300 advertised duration flat tapped cams are just not great,they sound like 700 hp and generate less than a moderate solid

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I wouldnt use that cam for anything.
If you want that much cam,buy a roller. If a roller is too expensive then use a solid flat tappet.
300 advertised duration flat tapped cams are just not great,they sound like 700 hp and generate less than a moderate solid
Yes the roller cam is too expensive for me at this time. To switch to a solid flat tappet cam would i need to change anything other than the cam and lifters?
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Also you thoughts on this hydro flat tappet cam:

286/286, Lift .490/.490, Chevy,
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also considering this cam:

292H-10
292/292, Lift .501/.501, Chevy,

COMP Cams Magnum Hydraulic Camshafts 12-213-3 - SummitRacing.com


Just watched a video of this cam on youtube and it sounds amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCEVGG8QQr0
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Also you thoughts on this hydro flat tappet cam:

286/286, Lift .490/.490, Chevy,
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that cam would likely be decent.
I really do not like hydraulic flat tappet cams.The solid cams with the same grind as the flat tappet cam usually perform a fair bit better.

most people prefer hydraulic as they do not require adjustments. The solid usually idles smoother and revs a little higher
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Is it a good idea to run a gear drive as oppose to the standard chain drive? There is one for sale in CL and i was wondering what the advantage of running it were.

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Approximately how much power will i be losing by using Shorty headers as oppose to long tube?

I dint realize that the scavenging effect of long tube headers had such a large affect on engine HP.

Also i am currently intending to run the Comp cam 292H cam with 292/292, Lift .501/.501,. Not sure yet on if i want to switch to a solid lifter cam as this is mostly a street car.

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Approximately how much power will i be losing by using Shorty headers as oppose to long tube?

I dint realize that the scavenging effect of long tube headers had such a large affect on engine HP.

Also i am currently intending to run the Comp cam 292H cam with 292/292, Lift .501/.501,. Not sure yet on if i want to switch to a solid lifter cam as this is mostly a street car.
those long duration cams give you a very lumpy sounding idle.

the sound rarely matches the performance
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