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Old 08-26-2010, 03:06 PM   #1
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Please tell me about your cam, and why, Make, Grind,the good and why you like it. ... My engine is 4" crank 3-5/16 bore, with all the bolt on stuff. NEW Sharp heads 2-2 intake w/94s; Red headers, the car is 39 fordor, three speed 29 tooth, 3-78s rear, just a dally driver. want a good low end,off the line cam ??... thanks Barner's
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Old 08-26-2010, 03:15 PM   #2
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Isky max 1. Just works good. 48 ford 3/78 gear. About same as your set up. I also have a light flywheel. Works good on the street.Speedway mtrs.
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:17 PM   #3
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Winfield SU-1A in a 276 engine with an aluminum flywheel in a 39 coupe. 3.70 rear end with an Ford aluminum OD trans. Lots of low end. Can start out in second gear. Nice little lope at idle, sound very much like the L-100 cam. Best low end you will get is with the late Merc or EAB Ford cams. Doesn't have the sound though, if that is what you are after.
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:28 PM   #4
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Please tell me about your cam, and why, Make, Grind,the good and why you like it. ... My engine is 4" crank 3-5/16 bore, with all the bolt on stuff. NEW Sharp heads 2-2 intake w/94s; Red headers, the car is 39 fordor, three speed 29 tooth, 3-78s rear, just a dally driver. want a good low end,off the line cam ??... thanks Barner's

Bill:

Which ever cam you choose, make sure you clay the heads after installing the cam.

If I recall, don't Sharp heads have an usual shape to the exhaust side of the chamber?

Picking put a cam is a tough decision. Good luck.
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:53 PM   #5
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Hey Old Bill,
I have an 8BA with an Isky 88 full race (320 lift), and I loved it, untill I just put an L-100 in my other flattie. (375 lift) The L-100 sounds way more "cammy" and pulls very hard at all RPMs.
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:06 PM   #6
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It's hard to believe a person would have a Flathead as a daily driver, but if you d then I'd stick with the stock cam. If it's a street rod then I'd go with the L-100. The 77b is almpst a stock grind and the Max#1 is a wast of thime. might just as well have the thrill of the L-100 and it's cheaper. IMHO
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:20 PM   #7
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Excuse my ignorance.... what brand is an L100?
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:35 PM   #8
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I have never used a L100 cam but Ol' Ron calls them...
The Smiley Cam They must be good
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:32 PM   #9
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Excuse my ignorance.... what brand is an L100?

Literio. It was ground back in the '50's in the North East by Literio. Some of the hot rodders & racers called him the Isky of the East.

Cam Tech. in Florida is currently grinding it on your core.

If you want, I'll try to find their contact info.
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:13 PM   #10
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Crower 3/4 race cam from the old Motor City Flathead (mark kirby). If I were to do it again I would go more stock. My specs are: 383 lift, and 250 duration, very big cam, fun but at idle about 600 rpms the car sounds like its going to blow! I have Edelbrock heads, twin holley's , merc crank and about 260cubes....3.55 rear gear and 3 speed with 46 gears. Low end suffers until it gets going, then tons of fun and people tell me, What the hell is under the hood!!!
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Old 08-27-2010, 12:34 AM   #11
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Isky 1007B
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:43 AM   #12
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From the description of the desired end result there is only one or two cams that can actually fit the requirement. First would be a stock cam and second would be the Tilden Tech 8CM Plus cam. Any of the others which have been mentioned in the responses here will take you in the opposite direction from your request.
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Old 08-27-2010, 08:01 AM   #13
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Hey Old Bill, I have the Literio 100 (L-100) in my warmed up flattie that sounds a lot like what you are building. I have a 59a block bored 3-5/16", 4-1/8" stroke, 1.6" intake valves, adjustable lifters, Offenhauser 425 heads, PM7 intake w/2 97's using Uncle Max's own design SS connecting linkage (good stuff), Fenton headers, full flow oil filter system and more that I can't think of at the moment. Although this car will be driven frequently, it will not be a daily driver.
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Old 08-27-2010, 08:07 AM   #14
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FYI on the L-100 (approx. $165.00 plus shipping)
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Old 08-27-2010, 08:28 AM   #15
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Isky 1007B
Hot Rodmicky. What engine is your 1007B cam in? How do you like it. I just put one in a small 8BA, .030 bore stock stroke, EAB heads, merc intake with 283 carb. The owner is building a 27T roadster street rod, he had this engine and cam so I put it together for him. he hasn't run it yet. Sounds like a pretty wild track cam to me. Walt
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I've got a late merc EAC cam in my 8BA, bored .060 over, weiand 8:1 heads, Weiand 2x2 with 2 97's, old Mallory DP, W headers to 1.75" straight pipes... It sounds great at idle, choppier than I'd expected, and pulls great through all the gears.
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:36 AM   #17
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A fellow Barner, Richard, sent me a very nice audio recording of his engine running with an L-100 cam. He gives the specifics of the motor in his email. Since I can't post it here I will be very happy to forward it to any who desire to listen to it. Please email me at fubar@leadhill.net and I will send it to you. Dennis/Arkansas
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Smiley Cam Video

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Hot Rodmicky. What engine is your 1007B cam in? How do you like it. I just put one in a small 8BA, .030 bore stock stroke, EAB heads, merc intake with 283 carb. The owner is building a 27T roadster street rod, he had this engine and cam so I put it together for him. he hasn't run it yet. Sounds like a pretty wild track cam to me. Walt

BTW: Delta Cams in WA. grinds the 1007B for $75.00 on your core with a free T-shirt to boot!
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:00 PM   #20
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FYI on the L-100 (approx. $165.00 plus shipping)
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6791 East Whitfield Industrial Avenue
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(941) 727-5552 (Voice)
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Intake 270
Exhaust 260

@ 0.050 cam lift:
Intake 246
Exhaust 238
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