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The Outlaw
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 159
posted September 30, 2002 06:08 PM
ok this might be a dumb question, but nonetheless, i am going to ask. I just got this bomber car, it is a 81 buick regal body with a 350 chevy motor, it has a quadra-jet carb, stock 305 heads, stock bore, with an auto trans. I am going to race at a 1/4 high bank track , and we are supposed to run a stock cam, but i am wanting to get a higher duration cam, does anyone have any suggestions? nothing radical, i want something makes good power, but not a big lope(dont want to be detected) and i want a hydraulic. thanks in advance everyone!

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 620
posted September 30, 2002 07:04 PM
a stock cam? that is still wide open. chevrolet made some pretty thumpy cams in production cars. the early 70's LT-1, late 60's Z-28 and a duntov 30-30 used to be some faves among racers. does it have to be hydraulic? if it does, a hydraulic roller sounds like a winner, if it's allowed, otherwise i'd be looking to use a factory hi-po solid.

The Outlaw
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 159
posted September 30, 2002 09:20 PM
any ideas for duration and lift? remember now, basically total stock motor

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 349
posted September 30, 2002 10:20 PM
Try this one, Melling performance, part #22305. lift .325 Duration .313
Works good for me, if you think it sounds good try it. comes in at about 4200 rpm and does great out the other end.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted October 02, 2002 08:11 AM
Ive used this cam in my 350 and it runs great without the heavy lope. Crane Energizer cam and lifter kit part # 270-100052, Advertised duration 272* w/ a lift of .454. It is a single pattern cam. You cant hear the lope until your RPMs drop below 800. Good Luck!!

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