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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 01, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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I am thinking hard about buying a Compcams Xtreme Energy 268 cam. Is anyone else in here using this cam? How do you like it? Does it work good with air conditioning?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 01, 08:23 AM
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i've got the 268xe with the 350HO(vortec heads)....it runs good w/ac & power brakes....not too rough. my '72 is mainly for fun.....but the 268xe really comes alive at around 3000rpm....they recommend the springs, a 2400 stall and 3.42's.....it sounds like a mean machine too! get it, you'll love it!

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 01, 08:29 PM
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I am real happy with mine except for 1 thing...the idle quality. I wanted a noticeable thump...and with that cams specs it should bump pretty good, but it doesnt. I guess its those "refined" lobes. Pulls like a freight train though, and has a faint lope at idle. Mine will idle down to 550-600 rpms in gear and pulls 14.5" vaccuum, and will rev to 6000, although power seems to drop off after 5500 or so.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 01, 10:35 AM
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travis....does your have a clutch??? mine won't idle that low....750 minimum!!
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 01, 12:39 PM
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turbo 350 with 2000 stall convertor...that may be why it will idle down so far.

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