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Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 172
posted November 28, 2005 11:10 PM  
All right guys,

We got a .410 lift rule for cams. Everything I've read means that it runs out about 4,500-5,000 rpm. Anyway, what's a good one to get.

I'm actually running a 283 .030 over and this will be my first year out. Right now, it's just got a stock cam and an old 2bbl and I'm putting a 4bbl carb and intake on it.

I'm in the desert right now and I'm trying to get all the parts together to get the engine put back in and running soon as I get back in Feb.

Thanks for the help

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 38
posted November 30, 2005 12:23 AM  
Howards Cams make a number of cams for lift rule engines. Check 'em out at or you can call 'em at 920-233-5228. They have several in their catalog, with one showing an RPM range of 3500 to 6800, so you can get one that won't run out at 4500-5000 RPM!! They will grind anything that you want. If you call them, the techs are very helpful. Tell them what your setup is, and they will make a recommendation on what cam to run.

I got one from them that is a .450" lift rule cam for $99.95 with a new set of lifters. They give the RPM range as 2200 to 6500, can't wait to try it!!


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Dirt Freak

Total posts: 208
posted November 30, 2005 06:14 AM  
I think the best way to get around a cam lift rule is to have one custom ground. We got one custom ground from cam craft cams. It worked exactly like they said it would.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 100
posted November 30, 2005 02:11 PM  
I believe Elgin also makes lift rule cams. You are going to want to know the compression of your engine, RPM's desired, what heads you have, and what exhaust you are running when you call a cam place - seems like they all have good tech support. Just be realistic when talking to them - if your engine is going to go ka-boom at 6200 rpms then get something that makes power a little lower. Good luck!

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 172
posted November 30, 2005 09:43 PM  
All right. Thanks for the advice.


Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 85
posted December 01, 2005 06:50 PM  
Hey Ray,
How is everything over seas, hope all is well. We will be glad to hear from you in Feb.



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