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Unread 04-14-2013, 02:29 PM   #1
revelc
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But cam selection is upon me.

I have a well built 9.5:1 401 with no oiling mods.
I'll be replacing the springs too.

Maybe using Rhodes lifters instead of putting a stall converter or using a mild one with them. I don't have any experience with either.


I think I have a flat lobe on my Crower 45241
I haven't torn into it yet but things aren't looking good.

I am looking for more power without breaking the 5,200 RPM mark.

Here are my thoughts
Double roller timing chain (suggestions?)

Cam ideas so far

Comp 274XE
230/236 110* @.520 .523

Comp 262XE
218/224 110* @ .493 .500

Crower 284HDP
228/234 112* @.512 .525

My current cam
212/220 112* @.464 .488

Lunati 268/276
226/234 110* @ .527.547

Lunati 262/268
220/226 110* .507 .527
I want stop light to stop light power and snappy highway manners. I might sound stupid but its what I want. It won't be a rock crawler and won't be a hardcore trail rig. I want a street sleeper that looks like a beat up farm Jeep. It had 31" tires with 3.31 gears which I might replace with 4.11's.

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Unread 04-15-2013, 07:36 AM   #2
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i have a cloyes double roller chain. i have the crower 284 cam in my truck. lost a little bottom end but gained in the 3-4k range.
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Unread 04-15-2013, 10:08 AM   #3
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Quote:
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i have a cloyes double roller chain. i have the crower 284 cam in my truck. lost a little bottom end but gained in the 3-4k range.
Do you think using Rhodes lifters with that cam would help the torque loss? And do you have a stall converter or standard tranny?
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Unread 04-15-2013, 12:13 PM   #4
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I ran Rhodes lifters years ago in a 388 cu in small block Chevy with a 6-71 blower on it. They would constantly need adjustment, so I'm not a fan of them at all.
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Unread 04-15-2013, 04:50 PM   #5
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im not sure of the stall on the tq convertor. i will say that at sea level (NY) it would roast the tires easily and at 9k (CO) not so much. obviously i lost a lot of power with the elevation gain so it appears as though my bottom end is weak. you may be fine in texas. im also using 35s on 4.10 gears
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Unread 04-15-2013, 05:52 PM   #6
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Does anyone have any experience with a Lunati cams?
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Unread 04-15-2013, 05:53 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Eric1080
im not sure of the stall on the tq convertor. i will say that at sea level (NY) it would roast the tires easily and at 9k (CO) not so much. obviously i lost a lot of power with the elevation gain so it appears as though my bottom end is weak. you may be fine in texas. im also using 35s on 4.10 gears
So it may or may not have a stall?
I think with my ratio and tire size our ratio should be around the same.
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