If you are not able to login to the forum, please Contact Us here to let us know. Thanks!

Support FSC and see no ads! - Click Here
Results 1 to 7 of 7

help with different cam sizes for a 350

This is a discussion on help with different cam sizes for a 350 within the Performance forums, part of the General Discussion category; i just bought a 79 chevy with a 350 in it. the guy gave me some extra motor parts with ...

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    60

    help with different cam sizes for a 350


    Support FSC and see no ads! - Click Here
    i just bought a 79 chevy with a 350 in it. the guy gave me some extra motor parts with the truck. one of the parts was a cam. he said it was a 540 cam. i don't know much about different cams and what they will do. i didn't know if this cam would be better then the what i'm assuming is the original cam in the motor. he also gave me a set of solid lifters, which he said i have to use with the cam. i plan on fixing the truck up and taking it to silver lake and thats about it. any info would be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
    Large Marge sent me SUBURBIAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1,960

    Re: help with different cam sizes for a 350

    A solid lifter isn't really ideal for you. It is more designed for a very high revving application with matching gears, transmission, etc. 540 in this case, my guess would be towards referring to the lift, maybe .540".

  3. #3
    Registered User tahoe 9955's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    jacksonville florida
    Posts
    600

    Re: help with different cam sizes for a 350

    Quote Originally Posted by SUBURBIAN View Post
    A solid lifter isn't really ideal for you. It is more designed for a very high revving application with matching gears, transmission, etc. 540 in this case, my guess would be towards referring to the lift, maybe .540".
    X2 good answer

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    60

    Re: help with different cam sizes for a 350

    alright so if it is a .540", would it be better then a stock cam or no?

  5. #5
    Large Marge sent me SUBURBIAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1,960

    Re: help with different cam sizes for a 350

    Better is awfully subjective. Lets say the cam is bigger. Your stock cam probably has. 400" lift. You really shouldn't use it so it isn't better.

  6. #6
    Registered User Doober's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Catalina, AZ/Swartz Creek, MI
    Age
    32
    Posts
    3,637

    Re: help with different cam sizes for a 350

    Put it this way, it's better for a race engine ;) You need a cam that I'm sure would have less duration than the cam he gave you, but more info is needd on the truck setup and what you plan to do with it.

    '92 Sierra (TBI 383/Vortecs/Comp 08-412-8/EBL/4L60/3.08s), '78 Malibu (Vortec'd 350/4-speed/2.29s), '87 Pontiac Fiero GT (2.8 v6/5-speed)


  7. #7
    Registered User 95BlackTahoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Portersville,PA
    Posts
    82

    Re: help with different cam sizes for a 350

    Quote Originally Posted by Doober View Post
    Put it this way, it's better for a race engine ;) You need a cam that I'm sure would have less duration than the cam he gave you, but more info is needd on the truck setup and what you plan to do with it.
    I agree that this cam would be overkill for most people who aren't planning a race engine. I am thinking that most of us want a nice torque motor that will get the trucks rolling. That being said, as Doober said, we need a little more info for us to help you better.

    Shawn

 

 

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •