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Post by joespanova » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:38 pm

I'm getting old and can't recall all the names........I'm possibly in the market for another cam and need names to contact.
Bullet
LSM
Crane
Lunati
Comp
Who am I missing? I need a little more power............

In case your wondering my current cam is 276 / 288 .........760 /.750 and is a drag race 355 running 9.50s - 9.60s @ 139 and change @2900 lbs...............I need 15-20 more HP
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Post by af2 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:15 pm

Joe, why would you not go with a custom cam grinder that is less than buying a cam from the BIG companies?
GURU is only a name.
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Post by Krooser » Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:40 pm

Last place in the B-main is better than anyplace in the grandstands...

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Post by woody b » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:31 pm

9.50's @2900 pounds with a 355 is stout if NA.. I doubt you'll get 15 to 20 horsepower with a cam change. Good luck.
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Post by Smell Ya Later » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:55 pm

Just talked with UDHarold (Harold Brookshire) last week, sharp designer. 662-562-4933

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Post by wyrmrider » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:53 pm

Have your head flows handy
What's your installed height?
rockers?
rev kit?

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Post by joespanova » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:31 am

Gentleman , thank you.................I am open to any reputable cam grinder / designer , large or small co.
My heads are 23 degreee Brodix , ported by 2 different porters ( LOL ) the original Porter and then Larry Meaux , who "tweeked" them recently.
And yes , the engine is normally aspirated with a tunnel ram.
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Post by randy331 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:34 am

wyrmrider wrote:Have your head flows handy
Why? For specing a cam ?

If someone thinks they can spec your cam based on flow numbers,..I'd use someone else.

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Post by engineguyBill » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:51 am

Head flow info is one of several parameters that are taken into account when determining the correct cam for a specific engine combination.
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Post by randy331 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:19 am

engineguyBill wrote:Head flow info is one of several parameters that are taken into account when determining the correct cam for a specific engine combination.
So your telling me a sbc with dart pro1s flowing 300 cfm needs a different cam than one flowing 310 cfm all other parameters the same?
If so,...which one needs what changed?

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Post by joespanova » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:33 am

I dont know if it would make a difference..........I think they just like to know what you are working with.
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Post by lorax » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:41 am

randy331 wrote:
engineguyBill wrote:Head flow info is one of several parameters that are taken into account when determining the correct cam for a specific engine combination.
So your telling me a sbc with dart pro1s flowing 300 cfm needs a different cam than one flowing 310 cfm all other parameters the same?
If so,...which one needs what changed?

Randy
If a cam designer DIDN'T ask for the flow numbers, I'd be looking somewhere else.
Its not JUST the max flow numbers, its the entire flow curve.
From the top of the carb to the valve face is important info. Not knowing the head flow is paramount to not knowing the engine size.

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Post by ErsonCamShop » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:09 am

We would be glad to assist you. You can reach Eric Bolander at 800 641 7920 ext 8003. We are a small company and have recently moved from Carson City, Nevada to Louisville, Kentucky. We've been here since October of 2011. The manufacturing facility is under new management since the move. We campro and inspect every cam. We strive for quality, precision and craftsmanship in every cam we grind. We don't want to be the cam company that produces 10,000 cams a month; We want to be the company that produces the best camshaft on the market. We welcome any feedback, positive or negative, because feedback is what is going to make us grow and help us to produce the highest quality camshafts on the market. We can gladly custom grind anyone a camshaft to best meet the specifications to make their engines as efficient as possible to produce peak horsepower.
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Post by F-BIRD'88 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:53 am

You missed Isky Racing Cams.
www.iskycams.com

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