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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote amx73 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/19/2018 at 7:26pm
I asked Eric at Howard's cams, "why such a big cam" and he basically told me what jpnjim said. The lobes aren't aggressive so it's easier on the valve train. And with 4.10's and a good converter, and the 112LSA it would be fine. Soooo, I ordered it from Jegs to put in my 73' 401!!! It's very similar to the one I'm going to build.only differences are Its got Edelbrock heads, and 10.5:1 .020 over Ross pistons. Oh, and FI Tech fuel injection, and a five speed manual trans. It's currently apart for a "freshen up" and I've been wanting to see what a better cam would do. I'm currently running a Comp 280H grind. The Intake is an RPM Air Gap because it's mostly street driven.

Edited by amx73 - Jul/19/2018 at 7:34pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mixed up Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/19/2018 at 10:43pm
the howard cam looks good I run a 540 lift solid in my 290 with a torqer intake it give good power in the whole rpm range and as far as solid cams I run the shur lock nuts and very seldom have to readjust the rockers so I would not be afraid of a solid cam good luck on the build sounds like your heading in the right direction for fun
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Juan Montoya Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/19/2018 at 11:08pm
Hi I just registered my question is I'm thinking to buy a 1981 amc spirit,it's a 6 on line with stick shift can I install a 304 with the same gear box ( transmit) I really don't know to much about motors and transmissions set ups can someone give advice
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