Go to street cam from the 70s-80s.

Small Block Mopar Engine

  1. Moparhead

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    Ok what was your favorite go too street strip hydraulic flat tappet cams from the 70s-80s. Mopar performance ect lift and duration.
    Mine is the hemi street grind and 484.
     
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    284/484, I ran one, Racer Brown.
     
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      Comp H305
       
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      • RustyRatRod

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        As much as they are hated on, the .508/292. Set up right, they are a big bowl of badassary. I've run several.
         
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        • toolmanmike

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          3/4 race :lol:
           
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          • aaronk785

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            mp 280 474
             
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            • rumblefish360

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              Depends solely on the goal of the build. Your description is vague. Only because it means different things to different people. example;

              1: Customer #1 states he wants a nice street strip cam (as they all do) and has a shift kit in the trans and 3.55’s on a small tire. At weighs 3500. He ends up with a Comp Cams 230/.480. (MP guys get ether the 280/.474 or the 284/.484.)

              2: Same as above except the following: 3.91’s or better & gets a Comp 292H (MP get the Hyd. 292/.509 or a solid 296/.557)

              I made good use with the 292/.509. Lots of squeeze and gear and it’ll go. I ran a manual 4spd. W/4.10’s.
               
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              • roccodart440

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                The last hydraulic cam I ran was an Isky in my 340. 240@.050. Can't remember the rest.
                 
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                yellow rose Doctor of Thinkology.

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                Isky 505A solid.

                If you had 4.56 gears you could run the 1012C.
                 
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                • MoparMike1974

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                  I used to love the old 292/.508 mopar performance cam. Sounded great and made plenty of power for a street car.
                  My 340 in a 75 valiant 4 dr sounded wicked with it.
                   
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                  • Moparhead

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                    When was the 484purple shaft available? I didn't think it was available in the late 70s. And did you run the mopar performance red single valve springs with damper.

                    Manual trans with 391 gears.
                     
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                    I always thought there was the hemi street grind with the red single springs and the 508 for the 4 speed and high performance. From that year period. I don’t know when the 484 was offers in that period. I know the 497 lift cam was available with the same valve spring. Also good cam
                     
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                    My 2 cents FWIW...........
                    On big blocks, the stock magnum cam (440 4 speed '69 Coronet R/T with 3:54 Dana) worked very well and sounded good. The engine was stock other than Appliance headers and electronic ignition.
                    Went like hell.
                    On my '69 Super Bee 440 4 speed 3:54 Dana as well, it had a stock other than the cam in a '71 440 H.P. and it was the street hemi grind purple shaft Direct Connection cam.
                    It sounded and performed great.
                    My brother had a '70 Challenger with a 440 six pack (original) and an automatic and 4:10 Dana with a 509 Direct Connection cam and that car was unbelievably fast the way it was set up.
                    It had a B&M tranny and a 5000 stall converter in it as well and headers and electronic ignition.
                    All else was stock including the heads and compression on all engines, no porting or anything other than a high volume oil pump.
                    I don't have much experience with small blocks, but I do have a Direct Connection 484 cam in my Dart Sport 360 that has a Weiand intake, '73 340 manifolds, and stock compression
                    (7.8 :1?) as well as everything else in the engine.
                    It has 3:55 gears and a 4 speed as well and it goes pretty good, and runs well.
                    I think that if I had more compression and some better heads, it would be a lot better. It is a stock '78 engine other than that.
                    That said, I think that the old Direct Connection cams and timing sets flat out work well, and do so even if the compression is lower than intended for the application, and the stock cams were well designed for the engines in the first place.........
                     
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                    • RustyRatRod

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                      Hard to beat the Road Runner cam. It was a goodun.
                       
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                        Mp. .590 solid
                         
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                          That's a dang goodun.
                           
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                            Erson Hi Flo 2 and 3
                             
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                              Crane SSH-320. Ran it in a 1970 Barracuda 4 speed with a 6 pack, milled 340 heads and Hooker super Comp headers. 323 sure grip.. it was a dog until 3200 RPM then you better hang on. Surprised a lot of people with that old Teen.
                              Crane SSH-320.jpg
                               
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                                Make good power up in the 4000-7500 range.
                                440's love'em.
                                 
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                                • Moparhead

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                                  I’ll make this more interesting. Not talking Solids with the
                                  ran that cam in a 440 7.0-.2 car in 1/8. I have a sb dart that is pretty close to that dart tho.
                                   
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                                    Purple Street Hemi. Part # ending 213
                                    It's still in my 79 Little Red Express 360
                                    I still have the box with the original cam in it.

                                    I think they made a change to the Hemi SB cam and gave it a different part number.
                                    Ending with 231?
                                    Mine has a very lumpy idle. (213 cam.)
                                     
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                                    • Moparhead

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                                      Do you know the lobe separation on it. ? And specs off the box. That’s really you still have and run the cam.
                                       
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                                      70’s?
                                      None for me.
                                      My first cam purchase was in late 1980 for a 440.
                                      It was a Crower “Monarch” 280H..... which was only slightly bigger than a factory HP cam.
                                      280/280 adv
                                      224/224 .050
                                      .460/.460
                                      110lsa

                                      That one eventually ended up going 12.70’s.

                                      I also used the old DC 292/510 cam which was a Racer Brown ssh-44....... that one worked pretty well for me.

                                      I tried a pretty big variety of stuff in my own motors as well as other people’s....... I can only think of one hyd cam I put in a Mopar motor that I just didn’t like....... but that was way later on....... late-90’s.

                                      Actually...... as I think about it....... there was another one that seemed pretty “meh” to me.
                                      Oh..... just thought of another one.
                                       
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                                    • flyfish

                                      flyfish C8H18+N2O = :-D

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                                      Can you use that 3/4 race cam to race the 1/4 mile....or would it be 1 race/mile after that....I'm so confused!
                                      :D
                                       
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