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Old 15th-September-2008, 04:11 PM   #1
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I'm driving my car more and looking to get rid of the Crane 274H06 (218 @ .050 .450 106 LC) and go with something that idles a little smoother and delivers better driveability. Just wanted to get some feeback here on some choices. I'd prefer not using a extreme type cam. This is for my other car and I will be using it to drive to work. It's a 355 with world products heads 2.02 x 1.6 with 9.5 CR. Scorpion full roller rockers. Using a Holley 300-36 intake with a 600 AFB. Headers with dual exhaust. Super T-10 ultra low w/ 3.42 first with 2.73 posi. I've been looking at these 3 grinds.

Elgin, Hyd. Flat Tappet Cam, Chev SB, .443/.465, 112 LC
Lift: .443/.465
Duration: 288/298
Duration @ .050": 214/224
Lobe Separation: 112 LC
Mild idle, Good low end torque, Stock converter OK



Elgin, Hyd. Flat Tappet Cam, Chev SB, .453/.480, 112 LC
Lift: .453/.480
Duration: 282/294
Duration @ .050": 216/228
Lobe Separation: 112 LC
Decent idle, Street/strip applications


Elgin, Hyd. Flat Tappet Cam, Chev SB, .447/.447, 114 LC
Lift: .447/.447
Duration: 290/290
Duration @ .050": 223/223
Lobe Separation: 114 LC
327/350HP (GM #3863151), Strong low and mid-range

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Old 15th-September-2008, 07:58 PM   #2
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ALL 3 are daily drivers , although #1 looks like the ideal driver of the 3 . i personally would go with #2 ,i say that because you have a decent set of heads and they will make a few more ponies with #2.
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get rid of the Crane 274H06 (218 @ .050 .450 106 LC) and go with something that idles a little smoother
I have that cam in the junk 350 sitting in the garage--I couldn't tell it was any different than a stocker! It's about as tame as grannies car.
Maybe your engine has other issues? Of course with a 2.73 gear any cam would seem big!
Isky's 256 or 262 Supercam would do the trick. I don't like the wide lobe seperation like all the ones you chose. They idle ok, but.......
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all the daily driver cams are ALWAYS at the bottom of the page in the cam catalog
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