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Mild cam?

September 3 2013 at 8:29 PM
Luc John Feilla  (Login Luc69stang)
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Travis, by what standards? 9" - 11" inches of vacuum and no power brakes isn't mild to me. I bet that cam is on a 110 LSA and total overlap (advertised) is probably over 75 degrees. But, I guess that is what makes cam selection totally subjective, to what one man would think is mild, to another man is wild. "To each his own" as they say. Maybe the 393 cubes mellows it out, I don't know. But with a hydraulic roller the advertised has to be about 300 degrees duration if the .050 duration is 245.

Mild, in my opinion, should pull 15" of vacuum or more, have a slight "chop" at idle, or burble, at most. Think James Bond. A mild idle allows a well dressed and adorned woman to be happy to drive with her man as you pull up to the valet, and she is happy to be seen, not heard, from a quarter mile away.

Don't take this the wrong way, I'm not trying to insult you in anyway, it just seems like more than a mild cam to me.

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