Will this cam work well with my radical 383?

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    67charger383 Well-Known Member

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    Engine specs: 383 bored 30 over, forged rotating assembly with TRW 12-1 dome pistons and 915 heads, Weiand tunnel ram, E85 carb, Msd 6al2, and a Milodon gear drive.

    4.11 gears and a 727

    The cam is a crane 688521
    Solid roller. Here's the cam card:
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    67charger383 Well-Known Member

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    No response. Wow.
    same thing happened on FBBO
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    Give it time they engine guys will chime in im sure
     
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    What converter do you have
     
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    Don’t have a converter yet
     
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    • TT5.9mag

      TT5.9mag Two atmospheres are better than one

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      Do you know your actual compression ratio? Not just what’s on the box the pistons came in. If you had a measured 12:1 and are running e85 and are comfortable selecting a converter to match (+or- 5000 stall) I would not hesitate to use more duration @50. Maybe a little more info about the car. Weight? Intended use? Strip only (if yes more gear also)? Tire size? These are the questions a good cam grinder will ask when you call them. And you should.
       
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      • TT5.9mag

        TT5.9mag Two atmospheres are better than one

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        Will it work? Sure. Will it be “optimal”? Hell its anyone’s guess at this point. I would call a few cam grinders and get a few different suggestions before buying anything.
         
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          Make sure you check your PV clearance also !!
           
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          Check the piston to head clearance also. We don’t have a crystal ball either. With no info I would have to say no. It needs gears, 5000 plus stall converter, headers, big carb, single plain intake, traction aids etc. U will get a lot more opinions here. Kim
           
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          With the little info you gave, I’d slam it and run hard.
          I’ll assume you will get the right converter for the car. And everything else... yadda yadda yadda

          246 @.050 isn’t huge but being a solid roller, it’s probably on the fat lobe side.
           
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          RustyRatRod Bla de blizhibliz de blatde blizi bla bla FABO Gold Member

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          Did yours get broke, too? You know the story on mine.
           
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          No, I didn’t have 1. Kim
           
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          Will it “work”?

          Of course.

          How well it works could better be determined by narrowing down exactly what you’re trying to do with it.
           
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