View Full Version : buying new camshaft
09-25-2001, 05:44 PM
allright i was told to buy a new camshaft to increase hp. if i go out and buy a new camshaft and it comes with hydrolic lifters. can i put it strait onto my 305 or i am i going to have to buy some other things with it?
do i need different manifolds?
its at this link http://www.carparts.com/parts/newsearch2.asp?reflink=0-0-00256191024272636784-0-0&sourceid=2&parttypeid=3029&itemid=8855&autoidsearch=YES
and im putting it on a '77 chevy nova hatchback 305 2bbl "all the motor's parts are stock"
09-25-2001, 06:22 PM
Most "stock" 305 engines come factory with hydraulic lifters. Most people run hydraulic lifters with a manual transmission and solid lifters with an automatic just opinions do vary. Hydraulic lifters are quieter than solid lifters and in my opinion easier to get adjusted. Dont buy a large cam with a 305. Jegs had new Crane Cam and lifter sets for 70 dollars. Its the new energizer series.
get you a free catalog from them also. they carry all high performance parts at a resonable price
09-28-2001, 02:57 AM
I have a 83 Z28 that I upgraded the cam on. I have a LG4 305 with only 150HP. I bought a CRANE CAM Energizer cam at Jegs that was for 2k - 5k RPM range. It was also the biggest before you would have to upgrade you torque converter. I ran a 1/4 E.T
at 15.26 at 88.9MPH. I have A CHEVY HIGHPERFORMANCE Mag. that has my car with the same engine with a little smaller cam and it ran a 15.82 E.T. at 74MPH. I have nice pickup in speed
but my trany holds me back when I go into 4th gear. It's best to match your cam with what your trany can do.I hope this helps as for this has been my experience with my new cam.
09-29-2001, 06:50 PM
I would nuts on a cam unless your doing heads, intake, headers, and the gear suited for that cam. If you're going to stay fairly stock get a cam for a 1967 327 350HP. Otherwise you'll have what we always called a "loping piece of @hit"
09-30-2001, 10:51 PM
talk with a jegs or summit tech. they will line you up with a nice combo package....
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