good cam for smogger?

Discussion in 'High Performance Modifications' started by camaro19791000, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. camaro19791000

    camaro19791000 Veteran Member

    Feb 28, 2009
    El paso Texas
    is this a good cam for my 350 its a
    stock sbc 350
    750 qjet
    1.94/1.65?? heads
    dual plane alluminum intake (stock piece)
    crap rear end (will replace later)
    8" rear tires
    also can i use stock push rods and springs???

    this one:
  2. z28rod

    z28rod Veteran Member

    Apr 30, 2009
    hopewell junction,ny
    that summit cam is ok but you will loose some bottom end,
    this is a l82 cam... look at this, i used it on my stock 350 after freashoning up and she pulled good.. stock pushrods and springs ok with either cam
    change to 64cc head like some patrot alum. ones then install the cam and your gonna feel one heak of a difference.these come with springs and you will need hardened pushrods.
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2010
  3. Cardinal

    Cardinal Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Jun 22, 2003
    Endicott, NY
    Edelbrock Performer Cam or Comp Cams 268H. A big enough cam that it'll give you more power but not so big that it'll kill idle vacuum to kill power brakes.
  4. ORANGE77

    ORANGE77 Veteran Member

    Jan 17, 2002
    What did you use in the way of lifters. I'm looking at a couple of cams in that neighborhood, similar to your Jegs. Could still use that cam with a desent set of lifters. :)
  5. my24ktrat

    my24ktrat Veteran Member

    Jul 5, 2007
    Roch., NY
    ...I 2nd the regular CC 268 or a CCXE 262, they will work great in a stock motor,from my personal experience in 305's and 350's ,just my.02,DC:bowtie:
  6. ORANGE77

    ORANGE77 Veteran Member

    Jan 17, 2002
    Thought about the CCXE 262 also. Stock 350 w/ 062 vortecs, edel. dual plane, small holley. :)
  7. docwilcar

    docwilcar Veteran Member

    Jul 19, 2008
    This cam is the old Crane 274H06 and is a good cam to use if you want a lopey idle with lots of low and mid range in a low c.r. 350. It will have 14" of vacuum at 1000 and 11" at 800. You may need a mild stall but it will probably work with a stock converter. You could also use the Comp 268 cam(actually the 274 cam is basically the 268 cam ground on a 106 LSA rather than the 110 lsa of the 268 cam.) Isky 264 Mega cam with 214-214 dur. .450 lift on a 108 lsa would work well in your combo too. That summit cam is the same Elgin cam you can get from under part #E1785PM for $99 including lifters. Nice rump rump cam for a stock 350. Chad on this site has used this cam on several different engines and I have 2 friends using in their 350's and they really like it too.
  8. ORANGE77

    ORANGE77 Veteran Member

    Jan 17, 2002
    I have vortecs with a little cleaning on the exhaust ports. How would these single pattern cams work out for me. My gearing is 3.42. :)
  9. kenny77

    kenny77 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Jul 31, 2001
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    You need to find out what the rear gear is....those year cars with autos came with some of the worst ratios ever.If you're going to tell me it's a 2:56 or 2:73 or maybe 2:43...I'm going to tell you to forget about a cam and spend money on the rear gear.

    You put a 268, 270 or 274 cam in a stock 8 to 1 "if that" 350 with an automatic and a 2:56 rear gear, and I promise you that thing will be a dog, and you'll be getting left at the stoplight by the kid on the bicycle next to you. Give me a break.

    A 1979 stock auto Camaro?? I got news for you that stock rear gear may suck more than you think..check it.
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2010
  10. DesmoEd

    DesmoEd Veteran Member

    Sep 9, 2009
    Frisco, TX
    Whats your CR?

    Thats the single most important detail in cam selection.

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