Elgin E920 camshaft

Discussion in 'High Performance Modifications' started by Bill_K, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. Bill_K

    Bill_K New Member

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    Is anyone using this cam in a 9 to 1 compression 350 engine? How does this cam compare to the stock L-79 cam? I have power brakes in the car and wonder if the Elgin cam will cause problems. My rear gears are a 3.73 ratio, will the Elgin cam cause torque problems at low RPM? Thanks in advance, Bill
     
  2. hubba

    hubba Veteran Member

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    i think i have run that cam before just don't remember the numbers. let me look and see if i can find them.
     
  3. Bill_K

    Bill_K New Member

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    I am assembling a new engine and this is the cam I am cosidering. The car will be street driven only.
    Bill
     
  4. hubba

    hubba Veteran Member

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    Lift: .480"/.480"
    Adv. Duration: 288/288
    Duration @ .050": 230/230
    Lobe Center: 109
    Lopey idle, good power from 3000-6000, needs headers and gears

    I have run it. in a s10 with 3.73 welded rearend and 3500 stall. it had good midrange tQ
     
  5. hubba

    hubba Veteran Member

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    it has a 107 intake CL i run it 4 deg. advanced. The motor went from the s10 to a 1975 nova with power brakes. they worked fine.
     
  6. rustbucket79

    rustbucket79 Veteran Member

    Too much cam for the application.

    Elgin 1029

    Lift: .443"/.443"
    Adv. Duration: 287/287
    Duration @ .050": 214/214
    Lobe Center: 112
    Mild idle, improved power and torque, works w/stock converter

    Elgin 922

    Lift: .433"/.465"
    Adv. Duration: 288/298
    Duration @ .050": 214/224
    Lobe Center: 112
    Mild idle, good low end torque, stock converter OK

    These are the cams you should be looking at
     
  7. hubba

    hubba Veteran Member

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    if he wants something to drive everyday without a big stall. i would pick something smaller. like a crane 272 you can pick them up cheap and do a better job with a street that you could enjoy
     
  8. pdq67

    pdq67 BANNED

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    At 9 to 1 CR, I'd strongly consider running this one from PAW!!

    It's a little sucker but should really produce some grunt!!

    PN 10386 spec'd at; 266/209, 110/108, .414"/.414"........

    I figure it is Elgin's E-919-S;

    Last time I looked it sold for $44.95!!

    Now if price is OK, then use a CC 260HE at 260/212, 110/106, .440" lift. But it's probably going to cost $120 or so...

    As always, jmho..

    And I wouldn't go bigger than an Isky 264 Mega at 264/214, 108/108, .450" lift.

    And please note!! NOTHING fancy here at all for a low compressioned street engine.

    pdq67
     
  9. Bill_K

    Bill_K New Member

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    Does Elgin make an L-79 (327/350) replacement cam? This may be the cam I should use.
    Bill
     
  10. pdq67

    pdq67 BANNED

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    Bill,

    The old -151 cam really need's 11 to one even tho I daily drove it for years in my 10 to 1 CR., L-48 350SS engine way back then.

    And I figure this Elgin cam is their version of the old -151.

    E-903-P; 306/222, 114/110, .447”.

    pdq67
     

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