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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 1st, 08, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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Any 327's with a Comp XE268H Cam?

I'm rebuilding my stock 327 and was planning on buying a Comp XE268H for street/strip use. Comp recommended the XE262H instead. WHen I read the posts on this terrific forum saying the cam didnt last, I'm now not sure what cam to get. If anyone is running this cam successfully, I would really like to know your setup and how you like it.
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Re: Any 327's with a Comp XE268H Cam?

I have the XE262H in my 327. My only complaint is the valve train noise it produces. It sounds like it has a bad lifter when idling. I tried adjusting the valves several times but the noise persists. I even tore it down but found nothing wrong. When the engine is cold the noise is not present.

I no longer worry about the noise. It idles well with a slight lope and pulls great up to 6500 RPM.

Would I buy another XE cam? No.

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Re: Any 327's with a Comp XE268H Cam?

FarmBoy,
Steve, thanks for the response. My second choice was the XE262H but I trust your judgement having read your posts on other matters.
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Re: Any 327's with a Comp XE268H Cam?

Imho, 260/262 cam for a 9 to 1 CR'd 327/331/336 and a 268/270/272 cam for an about 10 to 1 CR'd 327/331/336 engine.

I personally like solid lifter cams so please consider an Isky Z-20 for the 9 to 1 engine and the Z-25 or Z-27 for the higher compressioned engine only b/c these short-stroke little buggers just love to rpm!

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Re: Any 327's with a Comp XE268H Cam?

I like the 262. Much more streetable and probably makes a little more torque than the 268. I removed my 268 and replaced with an old style comp 260h. The 268 was noisy and would not idle smooth enough for an auto tranny.

I have found ALL Comp lifters to be noisy. (just me...perhaps)

I replaced my Comp 816 hyd lifters with a set of Johnson lifters.

Finally that motor stopped ticking!

Now runs like a scawled monkey!
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Re: Any 327's with a Comp XE268H Cam?

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You may have changed my mind toward solid lifters. I dont mind the idea of adjusting lash now and then and the more I hear about Comp cams and lifters, the more I want to find an alternative and an Isky or Lunatti may be it.
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