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I have an opportunity to by a cheap engine out of a vehicle that has been wrecked.(major rear end damaged)

The guy who owns it said he put a cam into about 12 months ago. See below

Comp solid flat FL276S-6 276/280 ADV 246/[email protected] 584/592 LIFT 106L.

Its in a 351 windsor with unknown alloy type heads,He says they are edelbrocks but I dont see any markings on them, 10.5 comp , 650dp,edelbrock rpm etc.

The question is : For an ocassional street car how would that cam behave/perform?? Or would I be better of changing it?

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: giddyup1 on 6/19/06 6:49pm ]</font>
 

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stick or auto, stall, gears?? fair sized cam. should make power, but not at low rpm. what are you willing to put up with on the street? installing it advanced 6 deg would help bottom end a little.
 

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It could be going into my 68 coupe stang, tremec 3550, 4.1 diff

So long as it has a nice lopey idle and goes hard to 6500ish , I will be happy

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It is a little course, but you may like it.

Since the engine is already together, I would put the engine in it and try it. Not much more work is involved in taking it apart later should you decide to try a different cam.

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Victor Jr. Heads, Stealth Intake, 750dp, 236/561 Solid Cam, 9.6CR, 1 3/4" Headers, Lakewood, Subframes, Caltracs



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comp doesnt have the specs for that cam available on line, but i would guess power range about 4000-7000rpm. enjoy.
 

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On 2006-06-19 08:59, igo1090 wrote:
comp doesnt have the specs for that cam available on line...
...Yes they do

SOLID-Good in Late Model Stock on 1/4 to 1/2 mile, limited intake.
020 .022
2500 to 6500
35-622-5
FL272S-6
272 280
242 250
.576 .592
106°




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I was reading the comp web site on this cam. It says: SOLID-3/8 to 1/2 mile asphalt tracks. Late model stock, good power and torque.

What is late model stock?

Should I take any notice of their comments?
 

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Ok....the above cam is being changed.
I made a request to a local cam grinder and here is what they recommended:

245/[email protected], 305/308 adv , valve lift 469/474 1.6 rockers, .018 hot lash,3000-7000rpms. solid flat tappet.

Valve events :43-82
85-43

I am not a cam expert but that seems very low lift? Is there any reason for that?

Umm..any suggestions or comments on how this will behave /perform?



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Lift low like that is for a bit more torque.
I loved my flat solid cam.
Loppy at idle, not a daily driver cam. But is close to your first pick.
286/293 adv 256/259 @ .050 .576/.570 lift. 106 lobe seperation.
Could flat fry the street tires.
 

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lift is low, especially for a solid cam. take the lash away, and there's not a lot of lift left. i usually figure almost any 302-351w can use .500 lift on the street, still be reasonable to drive, and not have piston clearance issues. especially revving to 7000. i would have figured that cam for more like 6200-6500 even with at least .500 lift. with less lift you're leaving hp on the table.
 

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I would be scrapping that cam that your local guy said to use, dont know why he would recommend that, the original cam will work fine, the cubic inches will help it get outta the whole especially with a stick. Advance 4-6 if your worried about the low end
 
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