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Author Topic:   Cam timing for STOCK cam
James Ott
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 131
posted October 06, 2005 06:27 PM  
I have to run the absolute out of the box stock GM cam that came with a 350 .390/410 intake 194 degrees exhaust 203 @.050 lift
would it be helpful to retard the cam timing using this cam? STOCK 2 bbl no goodies at all!

James Ott
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 131
posted October 12, 2005 02:53 PM  
gee no takers?

BrianW
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 385
posted October 12, 2005 03:26 PM  
Can you run any stock GM cam? I.e. the old muscle car grinds (350/350hp, etc.)?

James Ott
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 131
posted October 12, 2005 05:08 PM  
Have to run exactly as stated above. Were new but I've been told they do cam checks quite often. Somebody said something about an Isky cam. Don't know what number. Thanks for the reply. www.jworacing.com

James Ott
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 131
posted October 30, 2005 05:53 PM  
I was kinda hoping somebody has had to run a stock cam and would be able to help out

brent07
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted October 30, 2005 07:58 PM  
I would think you would want to advance it 4 degrees to get all the power in your rpm range i have to run a stock like cam with close to the same duration and my cam guy advances mine and works very well

James Ott
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 131
posted October 31, 2005 07:05 PM  
I thought retarding the camshaft would bring the power band higher?

Eljojo
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Total posts: 968
posted November 01, 2005 04:16 PM  
There is a lot more to a camshaft than lift and duration. I would think it advisable to speak with a grinder about providing a camshaft that coud be teched and be "stock" but would provide more HP and touque.

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