Re: Melling cam for 305
I agree. It's a good mild performance/RV/truck cam that works well in an otherwise stock engine.
I've installed a number of them, mostly in 350's but some 305's, 283's, and other displacements. It provides a noticeable but not huge performance increase over a stock cam. Idle is just like stock in a larger engine, can be heard a little but not really felt in something small such as a 283 but can hardly be called lopey.
It is at it's best with a Q-jet or other sensible 4 barrel carb and small tube headers but will work just fine with a 2 barrel and stock exhaust manifolds.
67 Camaro, 96 LT1, 4L60E