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    Good Cam for my 1970 Eldo

    I'm looking for a cam for my Eldorado, I'm putting new springs lifters
    and a cam in, do you guys know of a good cam that would give
    me MORE tourqe than the stock one without modding my heads?
    Thanks!

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    Re: Good Cam for my 1970 Eldo

    You'll want to contact the vendor of your choice, Potter, MTS, Torque Inc, Flashcraft. Something like the 3 series grind from MTS...

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    Re: Good Cam for my 1970 Eldo

    If you aren't phone shy, call up Potter or MTS and talk to them about what you want to do and they can set you up with a custom grind from Comp Cams

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    Re: Good Cam for my 1970 Eldo

    Cad Company also has a WIDE selection of cams. It also seems to me that CadCo puts ALOT of research into cam applications.

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    Re: Good Cam for my 1970 Eldo

    I think I'm gonna go witha a Comp Cams 260 H cam, is this
    a good choice?

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    Re: Good Cam for my 1970 Eldo

    Post the specs.

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    Re: Good Cam for my 1970 Eldo

    Camshaft Specification Table

    Part Number94-302-5 Engine1963-1979 Cadillac
    425ci-500ci
    8cyl.
    Grind Number CAD 260H-10 DescriptionIntakeExhaustValve Adjustment0 0 Gross Valve Lift0.481 0.481 Duration At 0.006 Tappet Lift260 260 Valve Timing At 0.006 OpenCloseIntake24 56 Exhaust64 16 These Specs Are For The Cam Installed At 106 Intake CLIntakeExhaustDuration At 0.05 212 212 Lobe Lift0.2795 0.2795 Lobe Separation110

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    Re: Good Cam for my 1970 Eldo

    That's not much of a cam. That isn't much more lift than stock is it?+

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    Re: Good Cam for my 1970 Eldo

    That is pretty close to a stock cam. In fact it may be even less agressive than the 72-73 cams. I don't see it doing a whole lot, but the updated lobe profile (IE the intake valve doesn't open redonkulously late like the stock cam did) would help a bit. I personally would go with something a touch more agressive than that, around .510-.510 lift, 215-220* duration @ .050. BUT god knows I'm no cam expert. If I were you I'd talk to one of the cam vendors directly

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