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RV cam specs?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by beater74, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. beater74

    beater74 1/2 ton status

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    lets say i have an RV cam in my sbc.
    would anybody know a general cam spec for an RV cam?

    here's my problem i have a motor with an RV or so i've been told. the shop that installed the motor went out of business 2 weeks after they installed the motor and i barly got that much (i had this done years ago befor i knew better).

    so now i have installed a TPI and i need to get the chip tweeked and it would help to know the cam specs for this but i have know idea what they are.
    is there a general spec for a sbc RV cam?
     
  2. rhuarc31

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    While there's not really a standard spec for an RV cam, they're basically a cam that's just a little bigger than stock, typically somewhere between 208 and 215 duration at .050 and .43 - .45 lift.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    While there's not really a standard spec for an RV cam, they're basically a cam that's just a little bigger than stock, typically somewhere between 208 and 215 duration at .050 and .43 - .45 lift.

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    Actually that's not true. Comp still makes what is called an RV cam. Basically it's extrememly small, tight lobe speration angle, and makes for an engine with a low, short powerband from idle-2500 or so and that's it. It's old technology, and in my opinion, compared to today's grinds, it's crap.

    There are TONS of new cam grinds out there from MANY manufacturers. The new technology is making more power than ever before. Don't use something 30 years old.

    An RV cam is not going to work with TPI at all, either.

    I'll see if I can find the cam card.
     

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