View Full Version : What cam to get

08-01-2012, 02:00 AM
Hi Everyone,

I was wondering if anyone knows of a good cam for our cars. I don't want something that has so much lift that I'm going to have to pull the heads off to check the clearance. I want a solid performance gain that can be used with the 1.7 rockers. Then I'm going to get this thing tuned. I'm getting sick of getting killed on the straights after I run people down in the corners. Any suggestions?

Oh, right now the car has BBK equal length shorty headers, Off road H-pipe, BBK under drive pulleys, BBk Cold air intake, and the EGR deleted. The timing is at 15 degrees and I have 3.73 gears. The car runs great for what it is. Just looking for more HP for the BMW's and others.

08-01-2012, 11:48 PM
Jeff, what hp do you have now at the rear wheels? You've already changed the rear gears and your windsor is limited with a stock block. Did you change the heads on the car?

08-01-2012, 11:57 PM
No heads yet. I know thats going to be my biggest gain but not sure if I want to go that far yet. I was thinking a mild cam could net me another 15-20 hp with a good tune doing about the same. I don't have real #'s for what I'm putting down but I bet its maybe 240rwhp with my mods. I want to do the cam and then get a tune and see what she does.

08-01-2012, 11:58 PM
My buddy was saying maybe a F cam would be the way to go? He's built more than a few 5.0's

08-02-2012, 12:00 AM
I'm not looking for crazy power. I just want a little more than I got.

08-02-2012, 12:05 AM
A tune is worthless without heads so get the heads and an F cam and get Dan to tune it. You'll be close to the 300 at the rear wheels which will make you a little happier. :)