good cam for smogger?

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  1. camaro19791000

    camaro19791000 Veteran Member

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    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)
    th350
    crap rear end (will replace later)
    8" rear tires
    also can i use stock push rods and springs???

    this one:
    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-1785/
     
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    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..http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/200003/10002/-1yes 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.
     
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    Cardinal Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    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.
     
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    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. :)
     
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    ...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:
     
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    Thought about the CCXE 262 also. Stock 350 w/ 062 vortecs, edel. dual plane, small holley. :)
     
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    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 competitionproducts.com 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.
     
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    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. :)
     
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    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 79..like 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.
     
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    Whats your CR?

    Thats the single most important detail in cam selection.
     

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