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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 1st, 13, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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427 cam choice

first ill start with my combo i currently have, 427 c.i. 396-375 cam, 215 heads with app 100cc chambers, holley h.p. 750 carb with 68 jets up front and 72s in the back, and a 390 hp intake. im going to pull the trigger on a set of race rite heads part#2061006, and a edelbrock perf air gap intake, roller rockers, advice im needing is the choice of cam, im open to all..... solid,hydraulic roller, flat tappett etc, and what do i jet the carb at for a good starting point, if anyone has a similar combo or can steer me in the right direction i would appreciate it. please dont try and talk me out of the 427, i love it . thanks guys
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 1st, 13, 08:19 PM
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Re: 427 cam choice

I'd call John at Bullet Cams, 662-893-5670. They make cams for Pro Stocks and Pro Streets or for the hobbyist. Bullet will email you an in-depth questionaire and can recommend/grind a cam for your application.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 1st, 13, 08:56 PM
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Re: 427 cam choice

X2 with what Michael said, you won't be disappointed.
I think a cam change alone would help what you currently have, but add heads etc. and that thing will wake right up.

As for the carb, if it runs well right now I would leave it be, it should be close enough to run. If the vacuum etc. falls way off with the new parts it may need more attention, but I'm all for using a known working part and getting it right once it's running.

And I can't imagine why anyone would try to talk you out of a 427... awesome motors.


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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 2nd, 13, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 427 cam choice

ive used bullitt in the past on a mouse motor, with good success. i was hoping that someone had a build simular to mine to give me a { real world opinion} on what i should try for this combo. also i forgot im running 355 gears and a 4 spd. it will see occasional strip pulls, and but i want it street friendly. thanks for the replys.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 5th, 13, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 427 cam choice

moderators, can we move this thread to the engine forum to maybe get more opinions, thanks
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 13, 10:57 AM
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Re: 427 cam choice

Also your cam choice is mostly dependent on compression ratio. You don't mention pistons.
Talk you out of a 427???

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 13, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 427 cam choice

my compression ratio will be 11-1 with 118 cc heads. im looking at comp cams part#11-432-8.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 13, 09:53 AM
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Re: 427 cam choice

Suggest using LSM or Bullet. I've had both in 408, 421, 427, 434 and 436. The LSM cam was spec'd to help in ways I was skeptical about but proved true. Both great. I prefer LSM.

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