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raymond73

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Hi can some one recomend a camshaft for My 440 in My 70 cuda.
Its a 440 030 over. IT has old 2266f trw pistons forged crank and rods. IT has stock 906 heads now and a 241@50 484 lift mp camshaft. But i have a set of trickflow 240 heads and 1.6 roller rockers i want to use on this but need a New camshaft.. I have 3.54 rear end and a 2800 stall 10". I have a edelbrock rpm and a 780 hr quick fuel carburator.. I also have a nitrous plate 100hp.
Its a street driver with a cuple trips to the strip.. I have look at the voodoo 703/704 but i dont know if they have the lift needed for the 240 heads? I see some grinds from Howard has more lift but i have No clue at this?
Any recomend camshaft here??
 

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Ive had fairly good luck with Hughes camshafts. Something like this one might work well with your trick flow heads.

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I race a 69 Valiant with a fairly very similiar combo:

440/030 with same pistons
Performer RPM with 750 Demon
Similar stall with 3.91 Gears
No Nitrous.
A real budget build

Trouble free Weekend Driver and Regular Drag Racer
for last 10 years or a little more.
Multiple LVMS Track Championships in Pro bracket. an Sportsman.

Runs 10.80's @ 119MPH up here
3000 ft Adjusted Elevation in Las Vegas and often 100+Degrees.
Runs through Mufflers/Air Cleaner
Never had a chance to run at Sea Level or bother to open the only
2 1/2 Exhaust

440 Source 1.6 rockers and 150 on Valve Seat and 370 Open.
Shifting 5800 to 6000 ( Stock LY rods and Lower end ) and Very
Heavy Heavy Rotating Weight!!

Comp 21 -229 -4 Hydraulic Camshaft
251/257 @ .050
.564 lift with 1.5 Rockers
Put in 2 Deg. advanced after testing

I have just a bit over .100 clearance but no evidence of it ever
touching and my heads are cut to 75CC.
 

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I race a 69 Valiant with a fairly very similiar combo:

440/030 with same pistons
Performer RPM with 750 Demon
Similar stall with 3.91 Gears
No Nitrous.
A real budget build

Trouble free Weekend Driver and Regular Drag Racer
for last 10 years or a little more.
Multiple LVMS Track Championships in Pro bracket. an Sportsman.

Runs 10.80's @ 119MPH up here
3000 ft Adjusted Elevation in Las Vegas and often 100+Degrees.
Runs through Mufflers/Air Cleaner
Never had a chance to run at Sea Level or bother to open the only
2 1/2 Exhaust

440 Source 1.6 rockers and 150 on Valve Seat and 370 Open.
Shifting 5800 to 6000 ( Stock LY rods and Lower end ) and Very
Heavy Heavy Rotating Weight!!

Comp 21 -229 -4 Hydraulic Camshaft
251/257 @ .050
.564 lift with 1.5 Rockers
Put in 2 Deg. advanced after testing

I have just a bit over .100 clearance but no evidence of it ever
touching and my heads are cut to 75CC.
Thanks that is a super Nice Et that combo has to be very good how is the low end tourqe in that?
 

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1.51 to 1.52 with the wheels usually up about 6 Inches in the air.
Stalling about 2500 on foot brake.
It would be a bit quicker (A few hundreds) with a little more stall speed
but it would ruin it's street manners and I have plenty of dedicated Drag
Cars.

Google: John Irving Drag Racer
to see a 1/2 Dozen
 

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1.51 to 1.52 with the wheels usually up about 6 Inches in the air.
Stalling about 2500 on foot brake.
It would be a bit quicker (A few hundreds) with a little more stall speed
but it would ruin it's street manners and I have plenty of dedicated Drag
Cars.

Google: John Irving Drag Racer
to see a 1/2 Dozen
Thanks for super info
 

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Is there a reason your looking for a hydraulic cam instead of a solid?
Are you trying to run power brakes?
Compression as described likely 9.1-9.2:1.
 

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Is there a reason your looking for a hydraulic cam instead of a solid?
Are you trying to run power brakes?
Compression as described likely 9.1-9.2:1.
I can use a solid..i am open for all but not a roller because My budget is not the best right now. Yes i have power brakes... Do you think its only 9.1 in it? I know the 2266f is a low comp deal... The 240 heads has 78cc and i have cometic. 027 thick..
 

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You will be a little higher 9.3-9.4 w a .027... that was figured w a .039 and .1 down the deck. To know exactly measure how far your pistons are down the deck.
Absolutely get a solid cam!!!
If your comparing hydraulic to solid @ .050 duration numbers..... add +8 degrees to the hydraulic numbers and you will be close to the solid.
Having enough vaccuum to run your brakes will be your limit on the cam. We have been getting custom ultradyne/bullet cams in most our cars with vacuum brakes.
 

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You will be a little higher 9.3-9.4 w a .027... that was figured w a .039 and .1 down the deck. To know exactly measure how far your pistons are down the deck.
Absolutely get a solid cam!!!
If your comparing hydraulic to solid @ .050 duration numbers..... add +8 degrees to the hydraulic numbers and you will be close to the solid.
Having enough vaccuum to run your brakes will be your limit on the cam. We have been getting custom ultradyne/bullet cams in most our cars with vacuum brakes.
I had a bullet in the procharger 505 i build to the 69 charger it was Nice but bullet charged me 250$ in shipping to Norway normal is 70$ Just for a camshaft shipping... So solid with edm lifters?
 

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I had a bullet in the procharger 505 i build to the 69 charger it was Nice but bullet charged me 250$ in shipping to Norway normal is 70$ Just for a camshaft shipping... So solid with edm lifters.
Yikes that is terrible on the shipping. We did a custom cam from Bullet and shipped it overseas and it wasn't bad. I think we used a courier service though.
The Edm lifters are a good idea but optional. There is a third option...There are a few companies making tool steel lifters. The price of edm lifters is getting closer to the tool steel $.
I am sharing a link...but FWIW we haven't tried these yet. If you tell them they add edm oiling for no charge. 1/2 the price of comp cams tool steel solids.

SBC/BBC FORD & MOPAR BILLET TOOL STEEL FLAT TAPPET LIFTERS for sale in WILMINGTON, NC, Price: $300
 
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Yikes that is terrible on the shipping. We did a custom cam from Bullet and shipped it overseas and it wasn't bad. I think we used a courier service though.
The Edm lifters are a good idea but optional. There is a third option...There are a few companies making tool steel lifters. The price of edm lifters is getting closer to the tool steel $.
I am sharing a link...but FWIW we haven't tried these yet. If you tell them they add edm oiling for no charge. 1/2 the price of comp cams tool steel solids.

SBC/BBC FORD & MOPAR BILLET TOOL STEEL FLAT TAPPET LIFTERS for sale in WILMINGTON, NC, Price: $300
I order a lot from around usa for me and friends and My Sister lives in jupiter Florida so she help me with some shipping but bullet scam me on that shipping... I order the trickflow 240 heads from B3 racing engines now in may and super service and shipping... That rpm brand is new? I have seen a crank in that brand looking realy good
 

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I order a lot from around usa for me and friends and My Sister lives in jupiter Florida so she help me with some shipping but bullet scam me on that shipping... I order the trickflow 240 heads from B3 racing engines now in may and super service and shipping... That rpm brand is new? I have seen a crank in that brand looking realy good
I am pretty sure this is a machine shop not the company your thinking of w cranks. They say they make lifters for bigger aftermarket companies. So buying from them direct is a considerable savings.
I would call and talk to them before I bought.
 
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