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eaton89
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 268
posted May 30, 2004 05:56 PM  
Hydralic or solid. What size or make. Running hydralic now but lost the gear on back and need to get a new one. I like the cam I'm running but do to the lack of money and the high cost of the comp cam(cam only $120) I'm thinking of changing to something a little cheeper to finish the year with. All ready had a few repair bills this year and hope I'm getting threw with some of the rookie mistakes like not running the button on the cam shaft. Motor is a stock bottom 30 over flat top piston (355) small block chevy, 186 head port matched intake and exhaust, machined for larger 1.46 valve spring , victor junior intake. Running 3300 pound metric on 1/4 mile dirt track

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted May 30, 2004 07:00 PM  
Not me I would run a nice sized solid cam and unleash the beast. If you can't set lash every week you shouldn't be racing. You can get cheap solids for the same price as hyd. Might be a little difference in lifter price Havent' looked at the prices for them.

eaton89
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 268
posted May 31, 2004 07:44 AM  
You guys must be the only two with a opinion this weekend,lol. What solid cam would be a good choice. I know a lot of people run too big of a cam. The track has long straights and quick short corners(paper clip) 1/4 mile. I've been running about 6200 rpm. Also run a 4 barrel carb header msd ign. Thanks for any and all info, and help.

Okie11m
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 287
posted May 31, 2004 09:22 AM  
Solid all the way. Unless you spend the bucks for good lifters the hydro will peter out above 6000.

    

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