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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 04, 02:13 AM Thread Starter
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Heres what the speed shop man suggest.Adv dur 292 292 -244 244 valve lift 501 501 110.0 This is with a 383 flat top piston 68cc airflows need intake and carb ,disrbutor.Is there a small cap with vacumm advance made?How about the cam?com cam magnum.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 04, 04:27 AM
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I am sure others will disagree, but the 292 Magnum has a bad reputation as a cam that chops like all get out, but doesn't make the most power (especially in lower RPMs). It is an "old school" grind. I would think you would be much happier with one of the Xtreme Energy grinds. Maybe the 284 if you want a big one.

I've had no first hand experience with it but a buddy ran the 292 in a 406. A few years later he built a different engine that had 2 points less compression, less stall, but better heads and an XE274. The XE274 ran quicker at the track plus it could run on pump gas.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 04, 06:24 AM
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Too much cam for your compression ratio. I think you would be better served with a more agressive grind that has less seat duration.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 04, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Can you recommened some choises Lunati? I looking for drivablity street some stip a little over 400 hp and 425 torqe?or comp.ect.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 04, 09:53 AM
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I had the 292 cam in a 350 once before. It did have a very choppy idle, but if you weren't turning at least 3500 RPMs, the engine would be sluggish if you got on it. The engine ran great at higher RPMs; it would easily turn 7000; that's what finally killed it.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 2nd, 04, 05:24 AM
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Your compression will be in the neighborhood of 10.5-1. 400hp/425 ft-lbs of torque? Noooo problem. I'm thinking something like an XE284 from comp cams, or if you want lunati, something along the lines of the 285 "thumper". It is 235/[email protected], .507/.507, 108 lsa, ground 4* advanced. It is a pretty agressive cam but would make brutal midrange in a 383. A 2800-3000 rpm convertor, and a performer rpm or maybe even a vic jr. intake and a 750 carb of your choice. For a small cap HEI, do a search on Dave Ray on this site. I hear he builds them and those that use them have been very happy with them.

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