I'm thinking about putting a cam in my good ol' Chevy 427T, but I don't know what I'm doing when it comes to this. A little info about my boat. The enigine is a 427 truck block that has been bored out .060", I have Bassett OT headers that I run wet, an Edelbrock dual-plane intake manifold, Mallory Marine Point style dizzy, GM Hi-Perf oval port heads, Holley mechanical fuel pump, and a Holly 750 cfm HP series carb that was custom built for my engine. The pump is a Berkeley 12JC with an AB cut impeller and a Place Diverter.
I found this CompCams Xtreme Marine camshaft that says excellent for jet boats.
Hydraulic Flat Tappet
Grind 288, 244*/254* Duration, 570*/.575" Lift
Is this a good cam? I still want to be able to idle, not be too choppy (loppy?), and run water in my headers.
What would be the benefits of putting a new cam in my engine, like I said I'm clueless when it comes to this stuff, so school me please.
Thanks, you guys are the best!