Quote: "I've used the long LSA cams with the long split and the later cam timing and they just don't have the snap and the off-idle throttle response".
The snap and throttle response youre referring to is why I call motors equipped with such cams tire fryers. It is exactly what I'm trying to avoid in my street driven motors, to make them safer to drive in all types of weather, to make them easier to drive in stop and go traffic, and to give the driver more control over traction (fewer surprises) when they are driving fast.
The short duration narrow lobe center cams are basically low rpm race cams; their nature is a little too violent for a 351C 4V street cam in my opinion. The torque curve is too steep and too narrow. The 351C 4V is already violent enough; it doesn't need any prodding to be more violent if we want it to be a civil street motor. The wider lobe centers widen the torque curve; it rises and falls over a wider range of rpm, making the curve less steep ... and the extra width of the torque curve takes better advantage of the whole purpose behind the Clevelands head design.
But some guys want that extra snap you're referring to, which is why I always warn that my cams aren't for everybody. I just want people to understand that a motor equipped with a cam designed the way I design them is in no way a dog, it is still very powerful, but purposely tamed just a bit for the reasons I stated above.
Quote: "You and I have different views about what the Cleveland is and the different ways to make it come alive and/or be useful (as in a situation such as this). Nothing wrong with that either."
Precisely. You dont know how much I appreciate the fact that I can express a difference of opinion with you and still remain on friendly terms. Thank You my FRIEND
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