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    Need to know which cam to use. Im freshening up a 454 4bolt to put in a vdrive hydro. Motor is stock...

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    What's the engine?
    What's the bore and stroke?
    What Heads
    What rpm range do you want power in?
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    Go by Bill Doucet's shop on 190 and he'll help you out
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    I havent been to bills shop in years. But motor is a stock 454 with stock heads

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    Quote Originally Posted by treyhydro View Post
    I havent been to bills shop in years. But motor is a stock 454 with stock heads
    sounds like you need a stock cam

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    I'm sure I can put a lil bigger lift can for better performance.

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    what rpm range are you running in how hard are you gona run this engine is it a jet, v drive or a pick up truck not just one cam will work in any application they are all ground for there application

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    Original post says VDRIVE HYDRO

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    Quote Originally Posted by cstraub View Post
    What's the engine?
    What's the bore and stroke?
    What Heads
    What rpm range do you want power in?
    This is a camshaft designer asking you the most basic questions

    It would be more helpful if you could answer more questions like manifold and exhaust type,rod length, compression ratio and head flow #s to pin point your options
    and achieve the best results for your combo of parts needed to complete a cam swap

    Right now it like asking someone how high is up

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    Ok then. All stock bore and stroke. Stock pistons. Will have an aftermarket intake with single Holley carb. That's it. Engine is a gen V out of an rv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by treyhydro View Post
    Ok then. All stock bore and stroke. Stock pistons. Will have an aftermarket intake with single Holley carb. That's it. Engine is a gen V out of an rv.
    Little cam for little info on what your doing
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    Trey
    I know it sounds like a lot of evasive advice is being given, but the questions are valid.
    The reason being, in order to pick the best cam for what anyone is doing depends on how it's used and how hard you want to push the motor.

    A few of the basic things to decide are how many RPM are you willing to turn the motor, as that may affect how long the motor lives. V-drives tend to like RPM, but some motors are built with parts that can handle it better than others.
    What kind of lifters do you want to run? Solid rollers allow more aggressive camshafts, but require more maintenance than hydraulic lifters.
    The heads and compression influence what potential a motor may have and how efficient it all works, so it influences which camshaft may be best for your application.
    Knowing what you have helps in narrowing the choices.

    One important thing to keep in mind is to be realistic and honest with yourself when responding. As much as we would like, not everyone can have a Pro Stock motor.

    Keep asking questions and you will probably receive questions from people trying to help get you the most out of what you have. Unfortunately there is not a "Best" camshaft, there are only better or maybe best for your combination.
    Good luck.

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    Thanks for the reply. But i just wanted a cam with a little better performance. The engine is all stock... Its just getting freshened up and I'm sticking it in the boat. But I'm not good with engine performance. I can do the work just don't have the knowledge on the performance side of it

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    This may have peanut port intake.

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