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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 29th, 03, 05:20 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 69 with a rebuilt 355 and need help selecting a cam. It has Trick flow twisted wedge heads, performer RPM manifold 9.5:1 pistonsand I want it to be good on the street. Right now I have the Edelbrock RPM cam, but was wondering what would work the best. Any help would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 29th, 03, 07:39 AM
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Please give the guy's a little time to get around to the site today...

I'm sure there will be a lot of opinions after it gets looked at.. Later, pdq67

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 29th, 03, 08:23 AM
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Good ol' XE268. Really, for street driving and low-midrange fun that still has a good top end, you can go a bit smaller than that RPM cam. The XE268 is a great street cam. With the Twisted Wedge heads though, they have a great exhaust port so a single patterned cam might be a good choice as well. Comp's 270H is a good street cam. I'm personally running an XE274. It is about as big as I would go on the street for vacuum purposes.


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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 29th, 03, 04:32 PM
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Just remember about the piston to valve clearence. The valve reliefs are in the wrong place unless you are using the trick flow pistons made for the heads.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 29th, 03, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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The pistons are not the ones made for the heads. Is that going to be a problem? It is getting close to time to get everything put back together and I would rather get the changes done now. Thanks for the replies.
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