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Hot Rods Flathead Cam Advice Please...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Fortunateson, Apr 16, 2020.

  1. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
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    I was over at the Ford Barn and received a strong recommendation to use a 8CM cam in my flathead which will have three 97s though I may block two off, Eddie Meyer heads, Merc crank running through a '39 trans with LZ gears into a '40 rear end with a 3.78.

    I was trying to decide between a EAC-a, the 8CM, and a Max 1 clone. Can anyone offer the pros and cons of each cam, some comments were that the EAC-a and the 8CM were basically the same.

    I'm going to be generally cruising and the occasional highway jaunt. A little rumble at idle and good torque with decent gas mileage(if that's possible!).
     
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  2. fullhouse296
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    Weight of vehicle is very important .If its a sedan ,just stick with a 5T cam out of a truck .
     
  3. Fortunateson
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    Oops, I forgot to mention it will all be in. '32 5W.
     
  4. town sedan
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    Bump back to page one because I'd like to know too.
    -Dave
     
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  5. Fortunateson
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    As Pink Floyd sang, "Is there anybody out there....?".
     
  6. Fortunateson
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    What's happened to the HAMB brain Trust???p
     
  7. AngleDrive
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    My choice would be a L100. It has alot of overlap so it needs good compression, like 8.5.
     
  8. T&A Flathead
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    I don’t have any experience with the cams you mentioned but I really like the Isky 400jr and Winfield SU1A cams. My isky is in a T roadster in a 50merc motor, good rpm range. My Winfield is in my 32 5w but only a 221 ci ‘40 motor.
     
  9. flatjack
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    All 59A cams had 5T on them. Cars and trucks were the same. I have checked a number of V-8 cams, 8CM's are consistent. I have checked cams marked EA and EAB. Some have .330 lift (same as 8CM) and some have .300 lift. No consistency.
     
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  10. fordf1trucknut
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    18620208_10213258787403691_1546483319251072525_n.jpg I run a max 1 in my 265 CID 8ba in my coupe and it runs very strong. I can actually hang with and pass the ohv cars on the dirt track!!!

    I have taken the car on some 3 hour one way trips and it has nice road manners as well.
     
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