Of course you can liven up the cam a little. Depends on how you use your truck, but if you're just looking for a little better throttle response and low end torque you can something along the lines of a Comp Cam High Energy cam...great little cam. I use them in a couple of my work trucks and they perform better then stock and actually seem to have improved fuel mileage also. But...it really doesn't have that lopey idle...pretty smooth with just a barely audible skip in the idle
welcome to the forum.I hope you enjoy it here.Tell us about your truck and what you expect? Im sure we can toss a few good ideas out there.
also state what you are looking for in the way of performance?
vinnie as of now just keeping it running with a little performance its already lowered but i definitley need new springs im thinking as low as possible without using notches or drop spindles you know the rolling project.lol.but definitley cam lifters and timing gears head was rebuilt lastyear.thanks any and all suggestions and guidance would be greatly appreciated
Bobby, don't discount the capabilities of the Chevy sixes, they're great little engines. Cams and other parts are available to really make 'em go! For an example, the attachment is a screen shot from the Howards Cams catalog with the listings for 194, 230, and 250 sixes. (In these listings the "Note 1" at the right means "Stock (O.E.) valve springs can not be used".