What's more important for the street (stoplight to stoplight)/ or 1/8 mile drags, torque or high horsepower numbers? I've allways felt torque. So since I aquired my Desktop Dyno I have been working on an engine combo to be very mild yet yield big torque numbers. I have been using a theory I have had about camshafts so have been using various "custom grinds" I've had in mind. I finally hit on one that, at least on paper, looks like it would be a real killer in street/ 1/8 mile (short) drags. What do you guys think? The engine combo is VERY mild: 383 chevy, wedge heads stock valve size-2.02 pocket porting, 10:1 cr, 750 carb, dual plane, small tube open headers, hydraulic cam (my timing numbers). This engine combo produces OVER 400 ft.lbs. of torque from 2000 rpm through 5000 rpm ( I like high flat torque lines). Horsepower maxes at 5500 rpm with 414 hp. Your input: keeper or throwaway. I have run alot of the major cam manufacturers grinds against mine and none I have tested can duplicate this high, flat torque curve. They can produce more PEAK torque numbers for a much shorter rpm range, and higher peak hp. But nothing as wide and flat. Whatcha think?