Slapped a Perfromer cam and intake on my 360 when I rebuilt it. The enigine is powerful and idles fine. A cam shaft is like the brain for you engine. A friend of mine who builds drag cars is religious about cam shaft upgrades. To answer your question, "is it worth it?" I'd say yes. There is more to it then just the cam though. Edlebrock says to use "Sure Seat" valve springs with the cam. I also used their performer timing chain and new push rods/rockers (factory replacement rockers and Comp Cams push rods). My cam came with new lifters. Another thing to keep in mind is cam break-in! I have read and been told that flat tappet cams can fail prematurely if they are not broken in properly. Eldlebrock said to run the motor at 2000-2500 RPM for the first 20 min upon initial start up. Also with flat tappet cam break-in you may want to consider buying a bottle of ZDDP addative, bought my ZDDP (by Lucas) at a local auto part/machine shop for about $9. I have seen it on Summit Racing's website also. I think Royal Purple sells a break-in engine oil now too that has ZDDP addative in it already. Good luck!
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