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Old 01-01-2004, 02:42   #1 (permalink)
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In a few months time I will have about $2000 to play with.
Where would I best be spending my money......bigger carbs or solid roller cam?
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CAM etc !!! I like those Webbers... As you know....
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Old 01-01-2004, 14:59   #3 (permalink)
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OK......So who is going to suggest a suitable cam for me?
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How big to you want to go in cam? what revs do you want make power at? visit crow cams and have a look at their web site! www.crowcams.com i think.
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The hardest decision is how much compromise you are willing to put up with. You are only a roller cam swap away from 500hp plus.

My cam (roller) is smaller than yours, because i purposely wanted a nice smooth streetable car. For example, the Cortina had a big cam and was 15 minutes of the best ride of your life, closely followed by the worst 15 minutes. I didnt want that with the Tiger. It still makes similar power to yours though, due mainly to the cam. As the Tiger is so light (around 1,000kg), it doesnt miss the few extra HP that a bigger cam would have given.

I did the roller conversion in the Tiger. Its a Comp Cams XE roller cam and springs, with Crane lifters and Crow push rods. I have the engine photos but unfortunately they are on my computer at work. Let me know if you want to see them and i will post them when i return.
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Ok...................If you think my engine can make 500hp with just a roller cam swap let me know the cam specs,as it spends minimal time on the road I cant see too many problems.
Oh and my mates gen 3 gets a bit too close to me on the track so whats the compromise????????????
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The trade off is the the more power you make, the more bottom end you lose. It will feel as strong as grandma's gemini cruising around. It will be a pig! How much are you willing to put up with? What is your diff ratio?

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4.1 diff with tremmec 3550
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Good stuff - you are in business!

Your engine will support a nice 255@50 solid roller which will make nice power up to about 7,200+. That about as high as i would go given it is OCCASIONALLY street driven. I did warn you that it will be a pig!

Back in the "old days", a couple of mates were running 10.6 in Capris and Cortinas with similar solid flat tappet cams
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ok ..................255@.050 on the intake what about the exhaust? lift? lobe sep?
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