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I have posted similar messages on other sites and would like some help from you guys. Forgive me Martin for asking again.(inside joke fellas). I have a 1976 Elite weighing in at a petite 4500 lbs. It has 2.75 open rear and C6 tranny. I want a good cam that builds maximum street torque. I never wind the motor over 5500 rpm. The car is primarily a street/highway cruiser and I want to keep my rear gears. Compression is around 9:1. Assume I have stock heads, headers, and Performer intake. In a perfect world the cam would hang on to 5500 rpm as well. I don't want one that's done by 4000 rpm if I can help it. Let me know if you need any other data. Thanks for everybody's advice.

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Anonymous
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208.6.240.153 Cam choice
No score for this post October 30 2000, 2:29 PM

I'd run a Crane Max Velocity, last three digits are 942. It has 272/284 advertised duration and .518/.513 lift. Made 530 ft lbs at 3900rpm in a very similar engine buildup in Super Ford. Remember to take the Thermactor bumps out of the exhaust ports, it's an easy 20hp that really helps.

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Steve Pearson
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204.68.140.35 Cam Choice
No score for this post October 30 2000, 6:20 PM

An Isky 262 supercam, or an Ultradyne 272. Give them a call at 662-349-4447. I ahve had great luck with both of these. I run the 272 in my '69 Lincoln Mark III with 365Hp.

Steve

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460 Tom
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63.28.78.209 my cam selection
No score for this post October 31 2000, 10:40 PM

Troy ,call Comp Cams with this question see what they tell you ...I would look at thier 255deh which is 203/216 at .050 .469/.495 on 110 or...thier 265deh which is 211/223 at .050 .484/.510 also on 110. I have built 5 fords with comp cams and have been very happy with the results, it was in 1988 that I was introduced to Comp Cams,I had called John Vermeesh at Ford Motorsport about a cam recommendation for a 460.I was building,He told me to go with a Comp Cams 268 grind as it made more power "under the curve" than either of the Ford Motorsport Cams....WITH THE WEIGHT OF THE CAR AND THE GEARS ..I WOULD CHOOSE THE 255...IT'LL MAKE MUCH MORE POWER THAN STOCK AND GOOD LOW END POWER AND STILL HANG IN THERE UP THRU 5500 RPM

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Troy
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206.253.41.229 What about their new Extreme grinds
No score for this post November 1 2000, 11:18 AM

I had a buddy run this cam (Comp part #34-235-4) on his software and it looked awesome. Has anybody actually ran one of these dual patterns? Are they as good as they claim?
Thanks for the tips everybody.

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Mike R.
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32.97.239.19 Extreme energy grinds
No score for this post November 1 2000, 12:13 PM

I have used Comp Cams quite a bit also and have been pleased. I have not yet used the Extreme Energy grinds, but from all I have read and examined about the grind specs on these cams, I guarantee you that the next street cam I buy will be an Extreme energy cam. If you're looking for the latest and greatest, I feel like this is it.

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Rick
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208.136.201.2 I agree whole heartedly with you Mike
No score for this post November 14 2000, 2:10 PM

I run a 268 comp in a 73 step side truck 4000# 390 top loader close ratio 3.70 gears and the cam kicks bootie but the extreme has more lift without the valve overlap of high duration cams that cause loss of compression.Less duration cams are the way to go for long ramp rpms with lots of torque and good top end you won't be dissapointed you will smile.Big exaust is needed also I run 21/2 with flowmasters motors have to breathe stock intake should work fine and heads will flow enough but headers would help also.ggod shopping


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Bob M
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63.25.254.208 Dual pattern grind
No score for this post November 11 2000, 1:11 AM

Most Ford engines respond well to more lift & dur. on the ex. side, due to their poor ex. port configurations designed to clear shock towers etc.
I'd go with aprox. a 260-270 split, this might seem a little too much for stock small block but it's really very mild in a big block...even in a heavy car.
Install it "straight up"... it will probably have 4 deg. of advance built into the grind to help your bottom end torque.

And yes... grind those bumps off of the exhaust port roof !

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Ken
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165.154.190.1 Re: Anyone suggest a (GOOD) cam.
No score for this post December 13 2001, 2:13 PM

The absolute best for this application is the comp cams 268H. I used one for years in a warmed 460 in a 4x4, awesome bottom end and midrange
 
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