need help to pick new cam..

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  1. ronald66

    ronald66 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    hi guys,while i'm at it i decided to get a new cam that's right for my set up
    this is my set up:
    sbc 4 bolt main bored over 0.30 eagle 383 stroker kit
    holley 670 street advenger
    weiand aluminum intake
    edelbrock 5089 estreet aluminum heads http://www.summitracing.com/parts/EDL-5089/
    th350 tranny
    rearend 3.42 posi
    tci converter just a little over stock
    if you all need more info please ask.

    thanks ,Ron
     
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    ZS10 Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    if the springs will take the lift, a 280HR, or something like it.
     
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    Hot Rod did a test on 4 different cams on a mild 383 stroker, with 882 heads with large valves, holley 750 carb, rpm intake, and headers. The top camshaft for street use was the Comp 275DEH 219--229 .460-.480 lift on a 110 lsa. It made 408 tq. at 3600 rpm and 328 hp at 5000 rpm and had a noticeable idle and pulled 14" of vacuum at 950 rpm.
     
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    Please post your converter's flash stall when you get a chance. For these recommendations, I am assuming a stall of 2200rpm. Choices are based on good driveability, sufficient vacuum for power brakes, and the widest possible torque curve with easily available cams.

    Hydraulic Flat-Tappets:

    Lunati Voodoo #60103 (227/[email protected]", .489/.502 lift). They recommend a 2400 stall converter. A 2200 stall converter paired with a 383 should be adequate.

    Comp Cams XE268H #12-242-2 (224/[email protected]", .477/.480 lift) This cam will be slightly less sensitive to the stall of your converter, if you are not comfortable with the above Lunati cam.

    Hydraulic Retro-Fit Rollers:

    Lunati Voodoo #60111 (219/[email protected]", .515/.530 lift) This cam will work fine with a stock converter on your 383, but will be much more fun with a slightly higher-than-stock converter.

    Comp Cams XR276HR #12-423-8 (224/[email protected]", .502/.510 lift)

    Any of these cams should provide you with a fun, driveable combination.
     
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    ronald66 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    alright i,ll check that this weekend,i know for sure that its not a 2200 rpm. i'm pretty sure that TCI gave it for 1000 RPM over stock, but i don't know how much a stock stall is...
     
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    I need your compression ratio before I can recommend a cam. If it is 10:1 or higher I would recommend the Lunati voodoo 60104 and a 3000 stall 10" converter.
     
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    Pro, I'm pretty sure ronald had an earlier thread about his engine that said 4-relief pistons (~-6cc). Even with -16cc dish pistons he'd be no lower than 9.92:1 so you're in good territory.
     
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    What type of cam are you interested in? flat tappet, Hyd, roller, solid, mechanical?
     
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    Stock 12" converters typically flash stall around 1600-1800rpm behind a 350. That would place your converter at 2600-2800 stall for a 350. Your 383 will stall about 200rpm higher. That's a great stall range for a street-driven 383.

    My cam recommendations are slightly more conservative than Pro's. His suggestion will work excellent in a 383. It all depends on how often you're going to drive the car, and what kind of idle quality/power production compromises you're willing to accept. I'm running a cam almost identical to the Lunati #60103 in my 355 and I love it. Pro's Lunati #60104 suggestion will give your 383 roughly the same idle stability/driveablility as my 350 with the #60103 cam. Your extra cubic inches make that possible.

    Notes on my combo: I have the heat cross-over blocked off with a Edelbrock Performer RPM manifold. This makes the car hard to start in cooler weather.

    Your heads do not have a heat cross-over, so you will need to address the same cold-starting issues that I have. Larger cams are going to make this cold-starting issue more prominent. If tending to the car until it starts to warm before driving does not concern you or you're willing to fine tune your carb/choke to eliminate this issue with a larger cam, then Pro's recommendation is better than mine. The #60104 will make more total power.

    Enjoy!
     
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    alright , i have KB hypereutectic d-cup pistons with 18cc head volume,there site says that with my 64cc heads i'll have 9.7 compression ratio.
    hope this will help.
     

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