Looking to change out the cam in my 63 Nova that has a 327 SBC. I've been playing around with a ton of cams in DesktopDyno2000 and I've narrowed it down to 3 possible choices. The car has a 3.08 rear differential but will eventually be changed to a 3.73 rear end with a 200-4R Overdrive. When I change out to 245/45R17 rear tires I will have a 2,453 RPM at 75mph with a locked torque converter. Thought is to go with a 2000 or 2200rpm stall. I'm looking to make this car a daily driver with great efficiency, great idle, yet still have balls!
Engine is a 327 SBC, Edelbrock 600cfm, Edelbrock 2101 Intake, 64cc heads with a 9.5:1 compression ratio
Anyways here is what I have now, an SSI 10312, its a Advertised 290/300, Duration at .050 is 224/234, Peaks are 355hp at 6500rpm/330 TQ at 3500rpm, 181HP/263TQ at 2500rpm
This cam is just is too lopey for a daily toy, I've got the Camaro so this 63 nova needs to be more practical!
So here are my thoughts, I'm leaning towards the Competition Cam SK12-230-2 (Xtreme Energy XE250H), 250/260 advertised, duration .050 of 206/212, peaks are 328HP at 5000rpms, 387 TQ at 3500rpms, 181HP/380TQ at 2500rpm
Comp states it 'Very strong torque, excellent mileage, smooth idle.' Looks like a great match for a car cruising at 2500rpm right? Plenty of torque for acceleration when using a 3.73 rear?
Ok other other two ideas are the
Summit K1101, 325 HP at 5000rpm, 385 TQ at 3500rpm, 178/374 at 2500rpm (252/262 advertised, duration .050 of 194/204)
Summit K1102, 347 HP at 5500rpm, 383 TQ at 4000rpm, 171/358 at 2500rpm (262/272 advertised, duration .050 of 204/214)
What do you guys think? I am not expert at this, so looking for any and all comments!! Thanks