Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Beautiful NE Georgia Mtns
Re: Pontiac cam install
This was a few years ago, but IIRC here is what we did: 65 326 2bbl with about 80k original miles, had never been apart. We installed the 2801 cam with new lifters and new timing set. Added a 4bbl intake and a rebuilt carter AFB from a GTO. Other than adding dual exhaust, we did nothing else. Orignal heads, etc. This car was the 2 speed ST 300 tranny with a 2.56 open rear.
The car operated super around town, and even better on the road. It would cruise 75-80 all day. Now with the 2.56 gear it was not quick off the line, but it ran out smooth. It has a nice, slight lope to it.
I'm now running a 2801 in a 421 tripower Catalina. Same results. Great cam for a street non modified Pontiac.