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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 09, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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What cam would be best?

I have done some research and now I am confused as to which cam I should install in my basically stock 327. I am running 245 60's on the rear but I am not sure what the gear ratio is. I do know that this was a bone stock column shift automatic with matching #'s when I bought it. It now has a 4 barrell with headers and the PG has been replaced with a Turbo 350. All I want to do is gain a little more low end horse power/torque with that sweet sound. I will not be street racing though. Based on what I have read, I understand that I have to be careful on my selection due to the fact that I have power brakes and the wrong cam will greatly reduce my vacuum or shove the valves down into the pistons. Can anyone tell me if the cam specs below would work best for what I am looking for?

Duration .228/.228 Lift .480/.480 LSA 112

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 09, 01:06 PM
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Duration .228/.228 Lift .480/.480 LSA 112
That cam is to big for your application.You need one around 218 @ .050 and .450 lift.Like this
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/CCA-K12-206-2/

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http://www.summitracing.com/parts/CCA-CL12-210-2/
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I agree with Chad. The 2nd cam he listed is the 268, and that would be the largest, that I would go with. For mostly stock, the 256 or 260 would be good. Even with the 268 you should have 8.5:1 compression and a higher than stock stall converter.

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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 09, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Re: What cam would be best?

Chad,

Would this cam provide a little more power along with decent sound?
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post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 09, 01:59 PM
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That cam profile sounds like the one in the 290hp 350 gmpp crate engine. It wont sound stock.

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Chad,

Would this cam provide a little more power along with decent sound?
Thanks,
Booth of those cams will add power and have a noticable idle.The 2nd cam will have more sound at idle than the 1st one.Do you still have the 2 barrel heads on you engine? If so the problem is not enough compression.A larger cam that has a real aggressive idle needs more compression to not kill the low end torque.It would sound great but not have as much power as the stock cam down low.
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Would the second cam work if I do still have the 2 barrel heads? Also, would there be a noticeable power loss? I don't want to go backwards just to gain that hot rod sound. I don't know much about the engine other than it is an MO code that translates to a 210 HP 327 according to my Motors Manual.
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Chad,

Would the second cam work if I do still have the 2 barrel heads? Also, would there be a noticeable power loss? I don't want to go backwards just to gain that hot rod sound. I don't know much about the engine other than it is an MO code that translates to a 210 HP 327 according to my Motors Manual.
Might want to check that code again MO is a 302. http://www.camaros.net/years/68/68codes.html You would gain enough in midrange and top rpms. to make up for anything lost down low.A head swap in the future would really wake it up.
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You sure about the "MO" code? I kinda doubt it??

Post back what it is b/c if you have a 210hp/327, you are just a topend switch away along w/ .020" thick steel shim headgaskets from a 275 and 300hp/327 engine.

Get her up to 9.75 to 1 or so and then install the 268HE hy-cam mentioned earlier.

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My mistake guys...It is an ME code 327. Will the second cam listed be a good choice?
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My mistake guys...It is an ME code 327. Will the second cam listed be a good choice?
Did some looking around get this cam its between the two comp. cams and is cheaper.I buy all of my engine parts from them good company to deal with.


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Adv. Duration: 272/272
Duration @ .050": 216/216
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1500-5500, Noticeable idle, Stock converter OK

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My mistake guys...It is an ME code 327.
To bad a MO coded block would have sold for enough to build you a nice engine.
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I know...I guess I was day dreaming when I read the code...or there was just too much paint in the letters.
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Would this one work also?
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-K00052/
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That's probably the same cam. It should work good for you.

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