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powerglides
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted March 25, 2002 01:51 PM
I run a street stock 3/8 mile dirt, 8" tires, with flat tops, 355ci. holley 4412, cast 2 barrel intake, cast log exhaust manifolds, 305 heads 601 castings, any lift hydraulic cam. What works good

LUBEGUY07
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 156
posted March 25, 2002 07:04 PM
in my opinion Isky cams make a great hyd cams. I have use the mega hyd cams with great results they arnt cheap but are a good quality and they give great techinal advice. i would give them a call and im sure they will set you up.


racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted March 26, 2002 02:33 AM UIN: 54865418
crane energizer i got mine from summit #crn-100072
228@50 and 480lift run it with 1.6 rockers we have been running this cam for about 10 years now in our 9-1 motors and it works great we put one in a bone stock dish top 350 and won 5 races with it and the motor had 150,000 miles on it.he even ran good enough to be claimed lol boy where they suprised when they got home and relized that the traded for there 30 over flat top

powerglides
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted March 26, 2002 06:29 AM
Thanks, Racer17j is that 1.6 on both or just intake?

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted March 26, 2002 01:30 PM UIN: 54865418
yes it is on bolth you can go to the tool box i belive and see what it comes out at with the 1.6 the specs are for 1.5 we have run with the 1.5 up untill a few years ago we desided to try the 1.6 it helped alot coming off the corners with the 1.6. that one i was talking about that got claimed had 1.5 so it will work good either way

SLEEPY GOMEZ
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 199
posted March 26, 2002 11:06 PM
Hi Don, Try Camcraft. I like to talk to the guy who designs and grinds the cams rather than a guy reading specs off a computer screen. I bought one from Charles a few years ago. We spent some time on the phone going over the car the track etc. Cam was really right for the application. Hope this helps, SLEEPY

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5556
posted March 26, 2002 11:22 PM UIN: 16262997
Amen to that......I have a stock 355 we put together with small valved HO 305 heads with hypers and a stock bottom end.....put one of Camcraft's Cams in there......MAN! That little thing has some guts.....I owe it all to the Camcraft Cam and Cramac Oil in the motor....nothing else in there worth a darn....lol....Motor is still running strong.

jammin

powerglides
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted March 27, 2002 06:04 AM
What is Cramac oil?

powerglides
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted March 27, 2002 06:07 AM
I have talked to the guy from camcraft and told him I saw his advertising on The DIRT Forum. He really sounds like he knows his stuff and I found out the hot shoes around here use his cams. looks like I will order from him. Thanks

istock59
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 237
posted March 27, 2002 08:08 AM
I haven't put it on the track yet, but I switched to a Camcraft cam over the winter. I just hope that it runs half as good as it sounds in the garage!!

Yep, Charles spent about 20 minutes on the phone with me too. Sure made me feel like he was grinding one EXACTLY for my needs.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted March 27, 2002 01:15 PM UIN: 54865418
thats all well and good that he can help you out but 3 track champs and 50 win over the last 10 years with that cam is all the info i need

charlie_two
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted March 27, 2002 06:33 PM
try bullet cams.. u will get to talk to the guy who cuts the cam. very nice people. thats all i will run. i had a camcraft in the my motor i ran last year, just didnt work like i thought it should. bullet fixed me up. also i run a mod and dont run hyd cams but i am sure bullet is just as good with hyd cams as they are roller

nWoracing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted April 23, 2002 02:06 PM
I run a 270 Isky mega cam.It's a hydraulic cam with pump up lifters.When the lifters pump up ,the cam runs like a solid lifter cam.It's good up to 7200 RPM's.It has a 114
centerlobe.Pulls 22 inches of vaccum with a
Rochester 350 CFM 2-barrel carb.

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