Harold now works for Lunati, used to be lead designer for Comp....before they came out with the XE line is my understanding
Comp seems to have some quality control issues based on what I've read accross several forums including the vette forums.
The idle quality is supposedly quite good.
I like the Crane Max Velocity 272 cam and the Lunati 60102 which is actually a little milder on the spec sheet than the XE. I found this searching here Lunati Voodoo Solid Flat Tappet Cams if you want more information.
Now my question on this,,,,They seem similar but the Lunati has a slight edge on the lift so wouldn't that make this cam more prone to lobe failure due to the distance of the actual lift when it closes. ????? Do you get what I am trying to say ???. What makes a similar cam in grind not as prone to failure ???? Because one is Comp Cam and the other is Lunati.
Sorry all but I am getting tired of every time I read a Cam posting someone chimes in about ( I have read on other posts about the XE failure so stay away ).. No offense Steve.
Right, a lower lift cam will create less wear and tear on the valvetrain and lobes vs a higher lift cam, only b/c the over the nose valvespring pressure has to be higher to control the valves.
If you go back into Isky's e-cat., you will see their older cams vs their newer cams.
Isky's old 270 HL hy-cam at 270/216, 108, .445" lift vs their newer 270 Mega Hy-cam at 270/221, 108, 465" lift.
This is why I always ramble on about using the older cams like the CC 268HE and the Crane/Cam Dynamic 272/272 Energizer in about 10 to 1 CR'd 327 and 350 street engines b/c they run darn GOOD and don't tear up the valvetrain.
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