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I helping a friend set up his 88 GT as a strip car/ weekend warrior type of thing and I'm not too sure what kind of cam to suggest ( he's new to mustangs, and I've never even put thought into carbed cars-shame on me). It's either gonna have AFR 165's or Trick Flow TW's, Edelbrock or Weiand intake, and definitly longtubes. I'm just wondering if anyone here could help out too.:)
 

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Comp cams have a nice little cam don't have part # but it has 220/224 @ 50 544/560 lift should go well IMO..Carbed..
 

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One more vote for Comp. I use the NX264HR, adv. duration 264 I/278 E. Lift .512 I/E. Lobe sep 114. Works excellent with my carbed combo.
You may want to go a little larger than this, because I run an AOD and have stock pistons, so I had to consider that. Check out www.compcams.com , you can get a complete listing there.

Stay away from the FRPP letter cams. That is old school technology, and there is much better stuff on the market these days. (I had the E-cam:barf: )
 

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Thanks, looks like a good cam (I'm searching the compcams online catalogue for that one right now- ah the joy of being able to run multiple windows:D ). Think that cam would do equally well with either a built C4 or a Tremec TKO?(he's still undecided about which tranny to run)
 

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If he's got the cash, go custom. Otherwise, the above mentioned 220/224 comp cam looks good.
 

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call comp cams cam help lline.
they will design based on need, and expected performance.
 

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Just a thought

If I was to build anything that was gonna see a considerable amount of track time. Hard launches slicks etc.... I would go with a Old Toploader 4 speed. These things lived most of their lives behind big blocks in the early 70's I think they would do just great behind a small block. The only factor would be street driving
gearing etc.. visit http://www.4speedtoploaders.com/ Keen toploaders they have a complete late model swap kit even built trannies.

Luck !
Ralph
 

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The car will more than likely see a good bit more street duty than it will the track, but his standards for streetability arent exactly picky;) Anyone have any dyno #'s or track times for similar combos, particularly 1/8th mile times since all of the tracks in the area are 1/8th mile for some reason:confused:. By the way, does anyone have any experience with the trick flow cams, they seem promising for the price.
 

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I run a Ultradyne Cam 286dur/525 lift with TFS TW heads, performer RPM intake, and holley 670 street avenger carb. I ran a [email protected] on BFG drag radials last weekend with a 1.88 60ft.
 

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Blue92: Great times! Do you have any port work done on the heads or intake? BTW, just noticed that you aren't all that far from me. Were you run at?
 

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Another vote for the comp cam. I am running with an Xtreme Energy 274. Specs are valve lift: .555 intake, .565 exhaust with 1.6 rocker. duration @ .50: 224/232. 112 LSA
 

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Well that 8.04 was at Music City Raceway in Nashville. I live about 40 miles N of Nashville. My heads and intake are stock out of the box. I just have parts that match really well with each other. If you have any questions just shoot me an e amil at [email protected]
 
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