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What would be a good Solid Flat Tappet cam to run? .40 over 460 with D3VE heads exhaust ported. Going in a Fox Mustang with Powerglide, 4.30 gears, and will weigh around 3200 with driver.

Wondering about valve clearance with stock style pistons. Also, may upgrade to Lem's SCJ heads in future.
 

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A whole lot more information will be needed for the correct camshaft however, the valve notches in a STOCK piston will only accept an intake valve as large as 2.125" and that is close. A D3VE head will have more clearance than other production valve location heads because the valves are about .100" farther up-into the head.
With SCJ heads the intake notch is in a different place altogether.
 

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I will have to pull the heads to find out about the notches (if any) it has now. I take it the SCJ is kinda like the Twisted Wedge head for small blocks?
As far as the intake valve notch goes ... yep, that's a fair parallel.
 
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