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Unread 01-12-2013, 07:36 PM   #1
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So Overall on the 4.2 for Cams I have looked into the Clifford Cam and Looked at a few from Comp and Crane.

My biggest thing is the High Torque cam from Clifford seems like a decent cam for the purpose I am looking to build my motor for but the price seems rather steep in my opinon.

Now is there any alternatives to the Clifford Cam in a high torque 4.2.

Mainly this jeep will see the trails and some highway use so I want a good balance between the two but the cam is just kicking my butt.

I plan to go with the SBC 350 Valves in the 4.2 Head Ported and all that fun stuff.

40 Over

Clifford Intake and Split Headers.

As well getting rid of the HEI and going with a Mallory Point Distributor getting rid of the computer.
Carb will either be the Weber 38/38 or the Holley 390

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Unread 01-12-2013, 09:05 PM   #2
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The 258 is a strong motor to begin with, mods like that don't help much

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Unread 01-13-2013, 07:04 AM   #3
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So Overall on the 4.2 for Cams I have looked into the Clifford Cam and Looked at a few from Comp and Crane.

My biggest thing is the High Torque cam from Clifford seems like a decent cam for the purpose I am looking to build my motor for but the price seems rather steep in my opinon.

Now is there any alternatives to the Clifford Cam in a high torque 4.2.

Mainly this jeep will see the trails and some highway use so I want a good balance between the two but the cam is just kicking my butt.

I plan to go with the SBC 350 Valves in the 4.2 Head Ported and all that fun stuff.

40 Over

Clifford Intake and Split Headers.

As well getting rid of the HEI and going with a Mallory Point Distributor getting rid of the computer.
Carb will either be the Weber 38/38 or the Holley 390

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
You don't have HEI. You have Dura-spark or something like that. Changing to HEI makes a world of difference. Search "jeep hei". Cam ain't worth it.
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Unread 01-13-2013, 08:25 AM   #4
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You don't have HEI. You have Dura-spark or something like that. Changing to HEI makes a world of difference. Search "jeep hei". Cam ain't worth it.
Haha for got to mention I got one on eBay for $65 it has the clear cap! My engine is a mess in that picture I have cleaned it up a lot, I also got bjs metal valve cover

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Unread 01-13-2013, 11:15 AM   #5
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Why not keep the HEI?
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Unread 01-13-2013, 11:20 AM   #6
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Why not keep the HEI?
What do you mean I did keep it!!! I got bjs valve cover and cleaned up the engine bay, looks better now but no picture.. HEI IS SWEET

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Unread 01-13-2013, 11:22 AM   #7
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What do you mean I did keep it!!! I got bjs valve cover and cleaned up the engine bay, looks better now but no picture.. HEI IS SWEET

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I was referring to the OP!!! LOL.

You have a real nice HEI, but a cluttered engine bay...............
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Unread 01-13-2013, 11:27 AM   #8
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I was referring to the OP!!! LOL.

You have a real nice HEI, but a cluttered engine bay...............
I said I have cleaned the engine bay, that's when I put the HEI in, that was this summer! It looks much better but it's not done

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Unread 01-13-2013, 11:28 AM   #9
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So Overall on the 4.2 for Cams I have looked into the Clifford Cam and Looked at a few from Comp and Crane.

My biggest thing is the High Torque cam from Clifford seems like a decent cam for the purpose I am looking to build my motor for but the price seems rather steep in my opinon.

Now is there any alternatives to the Clifford Cam in a high torque 4.2.

Mainly this jeep will see the trails and some highway use so I want a good balance between the two but the cam is just kicking my butt.

I plan to go with the SBC 350 Valves in the 4.2 Head Ported and all that fun stuff.

40 Over

Clifford Intake and Split Headers.

As well getting rid of the HEI and going with a Mallory Point Distributor getting rid of the computer.
Carb will either be the Weber 38/38 or the Holley 390

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Oh dident see that! KEEP THAT HEI

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Unread 01-13-2013, 11:33 AM   #10
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Oh dident see that! KEEP THAT HEI

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LOL. Just giving you some crap.
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Unread 01-13-2013, 11:57 AM   #11
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LOL. Just giving you some crap.
Yah

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