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ROLLER or FLAT CAM?

Post  capncruncher1965 on May 11th 2014, 8:52 am

GUYS iam building a 472 truck rods with dish trw pistons. MOTOR is balanced with dove heads 2.19 and 1.76 valves I think the 1.76 is right I know the 2.19 are. heads have been ported with a victor intake. will be getting scotty to custom grind my cam just wondering is it worth it to go roller or will flat be ok . car IS 66 fairlane with 430 gears and a c-6 and 3500 stall.
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Post  rmcomprandy on May 11th 2014, 9:18 am

capncruncher1965 wrote:GUYS i am building a 472 truck rods with dish trw pistons. MOTOR is balanced with dove heads 2.19 and 1.76 valves I think the 1.76 is right I know the 2.19 are. heads have been ported with a victor intake. will be getting scotty to custom grind my cam just wondering is it worth it to go roller or will flat be ok . car IS 66 Fairlane with 430 gears and a c-6 and 3500 stall.

It would greatly depend upon the vehicle usage.
Is this a 10 times a year street driven strip car, a race car, a couple times a week street/strip cruiser or almost everyday street car...?

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STRIP car for now

Post  capncruncher1965 on May 11th 2014, 9:26 am

STRIP car for now just building it
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Post  rmcomprandy on May 11th 2014, 9:32 am

capncruncher1965 wrote:STRIP car for now just building it

A roller would be OK however, with this combination it would not be a whole lot more powerful than a good solid lifter, flat tappet grind ... which would certainly require a lot less maintenance.

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THATS what i was hoping to hear

Post  capncruncher1965 on May 11th 2014, 9:42 am

THANKS FOR THE reply I sure did not want to have to buy a roller
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Post  BOSS 429 on May 11th 2014, 1:10 pm

ROLLER
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Post  DanH on May 11th 2014, 2:14 pm

capncruncher1965 wrote:GUYS iam building a 472 truck rods with dish trw pistons. MOTOR is balanced with dove heads 2.19 and 1.76 valves I think the 1.76 is right I know the 2.19 are. heads have been ported with a victor intake. will be getting scotty to custom grind my cam just wondering is it worth it to go roller or will flat be ok . car IS 66 fairlane with 430 gears and a c-6 and 3500 stall.

flat tappet cam, money saved -put it in the suspension

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Post  mudtrucker on May 11th 2014, 9:07 pm

Give "Blake the snake" a shout he will hook you up with a "barbed wire special" flat tappet!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post  nuclearcobra on May 12th 2014, 5:26 am

I went with a flat solid from Scotty J in my 472 and have been pleased with it.
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THANKS guys for the help iam going with a flat

Post  capncruncher1965 on May 12th 2014, 7:21 am

FLAT it is
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Post  maverick on May 12th 2014, 10:31 am

Be sure to use good lubricants and break in procedure. Wink
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Post  bbf-falcon on May 12th 2014, 10:39 am

maverick wrote:Be sure to use good lubricants and break in procedure. Wink

I agree Kim,thats the only thing that scares me w/FT. I believe if I was to ever do one again (new),I would have the mfg breakin for me. I've seen them "supposedly"brokein the correct way and STILL wipe. Rolling Eyes 

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Post  maverick on May 12th 2014, 11:47 am

Gov't has taken the good stuff out of common motor oils. Gotta search for it now.
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Post  JACKAZZFLATZ on May 12th 2014, 12:42 pm

I gots one of RMCompetition's FT cams in mine. Waay happy with how this one runs.
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Post  69F100 on May 13th 2014, 2:49 am

JACKAZZFLATZ wrote:I gots one of RMCompetition's FT cams in mine.  Waay happy with how this one runs.  

X2 I was very happy with the cam in my 460 Randy designed it.
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Post  nuclearcobra on May 13th 2014, 7:01 am

I've never wiped one hyd or solid , I know Knock on Wood  Very Happy I probably just jinxed myself  Shocked , I always took the inner spring out if it used one , oil was 20w50Vr1 and now I put the bottle of additive in it too, can't be to safe I guess. The 552'' I'm putting together for a friend has a big flat tappet solid from Lem ,690ish lift and 290ish @.050 with the edm lifters so that should help it survive as well, I hope  Laughing 
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