This hydraulic flat tappet camshaft will fit Ford 289 and 302 engines from 1963-1995.Xtreme Energy camshafts are a best seller due to their excellent all-around performance in street applications.Others prefer a subtler scheme, stepping up the specification for a gain in mechanical muscle, but not at the expense of down-the-road practicality. With so many possible permutations, where does one begin in selecting a camshaft--be it for a cruiser or bruiser?
Other performance parts are recommended (intake manifold, headers, etc.) for best performance.
The basic combo is similar to the 454s used in big-block Corvettes in the early '70s. Ah, the camshaft: that magic stick that offers the promise of so much extra horsepower, while at the same time creating the fear of transforming a tractable and smooth powerplant into a snorting, lumping, and bumping beast.
For some, the mechanical melody of a stout stick is sweet music, with the menacing rat-tat-tat of a long-duration lope being just the prescription for boulevard presence.
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To learn more about Amazon Sponsored Products, click here."Lift" is simple enough to understand, referring to how far the valve is opened off the seat, with the specification provided as a fraction of an inch. Topping the big-block was a Performer RPM intake manifold from Edelbrock, with an 850 Speed Demon carburetor.