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Old 09-05-2001, 08:51 PM
Sanman Sanman is offline
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Talking Best Cam For Street 440

I’m’ building a 440 for a Challenger that will be used almost exclusively on the street. I want it to go as fast as possible, but I don’t want a terrible idle. The 440 has 9.7 to 1 compression and the car has 3.55 gears. What cam do you recommend? Comp, Hughes, Lunati, Mopar or anything el
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Old 09-05-2001, 09:00 PM
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I have a similar 440 (About 9:1 compression) 4 Speed and 4.10 gears... I went with ported 906 heads and the Hughes HE3038BL cam... (230/236 duration) It idles a little rougher than stock cam but has some kick to it on the top end... I'm very pleased with the performance for a mild motor like mine....

If I had a little more compression I would have moved up to the HE3844BL, but I did want some bottom end...

My .02cents...
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Old 09-05-2001, 09:08 PM
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I have a comp cam magnum 280 in my 440. It has a very nice idle and I run a 2500 stall with 391 gears. I love it but I drive a little at the track too.
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Old 09-05-2001, 09:42 PM
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I HAVE A 9.5:1 440 + .030, TORKER II, EDEL. 750, STAGE 1 PORT MUSCLE MOTORS HEADS AND I RUN THE 292 - .509 MOPAR STICK, I RAN IT ON THE CHASSIS DYNO AT THE NATS THIS YEAR AND PULLED 351 HORSEPOWER AND 360 FT. LBS. OF TORQUE, THE CURVE IS AS FLAT AS A POOL TABLE FROM 3500 TO 5500 RPM AND IT IDLES AT 800 RPM IN DRIVE NO PROBLEM!!
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Old 09-06-2001, 02:45 AM
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I agree with sublime440. The Hughes 230 is a nice cam for the street. It's strong enough without too rough of an idle or being a dog on the low end. My 440's got a Crane 312 cam and it's a bear on the street. I don't think my clutch will last more than a year if I do any decent amount of street driving with it. I've been doing some research and I've settled on replacing it with the Hughes 230. The Hughes also has a good amount of lift for it's duration since it's a chrysler cam.

BTW, I'm also going to step down from my Weiand Team G single plane manifold to the Performer RPM high rise dual plane. This combo should give me a lot more steetabillity.
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Old 09-06-2001, 02:49 AM
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I would use the Hughes cam also. I have not used one of their BigBlock cams yet, but everyone who has seems to love them and get better performance from them too.
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Old 09-06-2001, 02:46 PM
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Thanks for the replies!!! I have ported (by me) 906 heads, have the larger valves, and the springs are the what Hughes recomends for h3038bl because that is the one I was thinking of using. Sublime how does your car idle? Do you have power brakes and do they work with this cam? The more info the better.


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Old 09-06-2001, 03:19 PM
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From Farmington... I used to ride my Dirt Bikes out there... I'm From Plymouth/New Hope area....

Car idles like a Champ at 800 RPM...Had a pretty much stock cam in there before and idle quality is pretty close.... I changed over from 516 stock heads (Came on the car, don't know why) and put on some ported 906's with 2.14/1.81 valves... Installed cam with 4 degrees advanced or 106 degree's (Centerline is 110 on those cams I believe)....Running "Hemi 4 Speed" with 8.75 rearend and 4.10 gears.... 1 5/8" Mopar Performance Headers (Kind of small I think but again came with car) .... Edelbrock Performer RPM w/ Holley 850 DP and K&N air filter...(Have 6 pack too... but it slowed the car down a bit so I tried single carb combo for racing) Car picked up a full second in 1/4 mile without second gear (Synchro is out...will pull it this winter.. car shifts fine for normal driving).... Do not have power brakes but I am betting that vacuum is there without a problem.. I talked to Dave Hughes as well and made my choice based on his suggestions... No complaints at all... Car still screams out of the hole and I dropped a tenth off my 60 ft times from the old near stock cam....My '70 Challenger has the non-stopping drum brakes.. which is always an adventure for those emergency stops... actually there not too bad. Car has run a best of 13.41 at Bandimere in Denver WITHOUT second gear... you know 1st to 3rd to 4th when racing.... That's corrected ET value of 12.49 on a 3500 LB car...at around 8.5:1 compression and no second gear... These RB motors are great! First Mopar I ever owned and I'll never go back.. The reason I bought this car in the first place is because I got my butt kicked back in High School by a 70 Challenger and I was running a 70 Firebird with a transplanted 396 Rat Motor...but that's another story...Now I have 2 cars ('72 Cuda and the '70 Challenger)....

Hope you can decipher some info out of my ramblings... Good Luck... Go Vikings..
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