Cam selection, cam guru's help

Old 06-27-2008, 06:46 PM
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Default Cam selection, cam guru's help

I am wondering if I have the right cam for my application.
the engine: 436 cid ( 4.165 bore 4" stroke ) with heads that flow 355 cfm intake at .700
cam I have:
intake lobe l. .450 / 278 duration
exhaust lobe l. .450 / 284 duration
rocker ratio 1.6
106 lobe speperation
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Drag only 1/4 mile
2350 lb car
gear 4.56 w 30" tire
anybody have any idea?
compression static 14.7-1
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Old 06-29-2008, 03:24 PM
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way to small of a cam,my 388 had a comp 670 lift cam with 4/7 swap & it made alot of power. you have more motor than i think to do is to call your favorite cam company tell them what you have & they will set you up.of coarse one of these guys on here could help you to there are some pretty smart fellas on here.good luck.
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Old 06-29-2008, 04:59 PM
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I am not a cam guru, but with that cam you are looking at .720 rocker arm lift. I am guessing the duration is at 50. I ran a cam very similar to yours in my 434 in our Super Street Nova and it worked great the car was 2850 pounds and ran a best of 9.44 @ 143 mph with 4.86 gearing...

I hope this is helpful...
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Old 06-29-2008, 09:32 PM
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You will want about 6000 stall, turn it 7500ish and should run very low 9's at least, maybe some high 8's. Cam should be fine if you have the springs and pushrods to handle it.
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