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Hi!
Here in townhad a nice proyect. Put a nice 302 in a 76 Mustang
and we're looking for the right cam, the car already has the follow items:
Five Speed Manual Trans.
Rear Ratio 3.55 (in about a year and a half is gonna be 3.73)
RPM Intake
Nice Head porting with 351W valves and flat top pistons.
It's gonna be a Weekend warrior with a nice trips to the strip so we need some help in chossing the right cam.
The options are:
Crane Cam Energizer with 216/216 Int/Exh at .050 Lift .484/.484
Crane Cam Power Max with 216/228 Int/Exh at .050 Lift .484/.512
Comp Cam Magnum Series with 224 Int/224Exh at .050 Lift 501/501
Comp Cam Magnum Series with 230/230 Int/Exh at .050 Lift
.512/.512
Help! Is better a dual patter or a single? Any idea is welcome as any other cam too.
Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I've got the Crane Power Max with a similar setup and like it. I am partial to split duration cams, but I don't have any dyno comparisons to back it up.

With that setup you should be looking at low 14's
 

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Do what I did, I took a 351W cam and put it in a 302. This changes the firing order to the 351W. You won't have 7 and 8 firing right after each other anymore. This will help reduce the chance of getting a rod knock later on. It runs a lot smoother too. You can really bring down the RPM's at idle with this cam if you want to. I used a 292 crane RV cam. This was to get my 3900 pound Tbird out of the gate and rolling. I could do brake torques like they were nothing. I barley had to give it any gas.
 

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If the cams you listed are what you are going to chose from then I would go with, Comp Cam Magnum Series with 230/230 Int/Exh at .050 Lift .512/.512 and a single plane intake with a 5-speed trans. The dual plane is more for an auto trans.
 

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I'm useing a "Lunati" .496/ .523 lift; 220/230 (.050 lift) duration. Be sure to clay in any cam you get w/ these type of spec. This cam "WILL" pull thur the gears!
 
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