Re: best cam for a 327
Man, cam selection is an art-form. The cam is the real heart of the engine, but it can't pump good unless all the other components are matched to it.
Cam selection is virtually limitless. For someone to make viable, realistic recommendations, you'd really need to post a detailed engine setup, the driveline setup, and your own expectations or desires.
For instance, I had the Crane Fireball cam in a '64 Chevelle, with 4.10 posi rear, 4-speed Muncie tranny, 327 (275 base hp) engine with the Camel hump heads, Edelbrock intake, Q-jet (race-prepped) carb, tuned headers, 10 to 1 compression. This combo worked real nice, but again, this was 25 years ago.
Bottom line: select cam carefully. If you install the wrong cam, it's very easy to end up with LESS performance than you had to begin with............
Dave F. in Rhode Island
'68 Camaro SS Accel DFI 454 (SOLD - I'm a boring Corvette owner now)
Bought my first big-block Chevy in 1970