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L36 cam recommendations.

 
Old 03-13-2019, 04:57 PM
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I'm currently rebuilding the engine for my 69 and going to replace the camshaft. The one that has been used until now is an Elgin 1070-P with the following spec:

Camshaft Type: Hydraulic Flat Tappet
RPM Range: 2000 to 4800 RPM
Intake Valve Lift: .527"
Exhaust Valve Lift: .553"
Advertised Intake Duration: 290°
Advertised Exhaust Duration: 292°
Intake Duration @ .050": 224°
Exhaust Duration @ .050": 234°
Lobe Separation: 114°
Intake Centerline: 110°

For me the RPM range looks quite narrow. But I like the rough idle. Maybe Comp Cams XE274H could be a good choice?

I'm using wiseco pistons PTS520A3, stock closed chamber heads (ported), stock intake, factory side pipes.

Sound when running the Elgin cam.

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Old 03-13-2019, 05:57 PM
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Why do you want to change cam?

What does the motor do that you don't like?

How does the motor fail to meet your want/need?
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Old 03-14-2019, 02:30 PM
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Why do you want to change cam?

What does the motor do that you don't like?

How does the motor fail to meet your want/need?
I'm changing cam because I'm doing a total rebuild of the engine. The cam and lifters shows some wear so I don't want to use them again.
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I'm changing cam because I'm doing a total rebuild of the engine. The cam and lifters shows some wear so I don't want to use them again.
I think I would buy the same cam dude! Sounds great....but is it more power you are looking for? If so...I like this one for your L36: https://www.howardscams.com/hydrauli...0-howards-cams
The oval port heads will love this cam Just make sure you have significant clearance.... .550 is starting to push stock valvetrain specs.....it will sound even chunkier as it is ground on a 108LSA.

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