Carbureted LSX forum - carbed ls1 cam question
08-05-2012, 08:14 PM
hello all im looking for cam ideas...
what i have is a ls1 with flat tops, trick flow 215 cnc heads,
400 turbo trans in a 72 chevelle with a 373 gear
i plant to run the victor intake and the msd 6010 box
also a stall say around 3800 ???
i have not bought valve springs yet and i dont want to fly cut my pistons either, car will not be a dd just a weekend street strip car, looking for most power and the famous thump.
what would be a good cam for me???
ive been reading lower lsa is better? say around 110
i was orginally intrested in
the ms3 cam 237/242 .603"/.609 111
or the Vindicator cam 240/244 .608/.596 112+4
08-05-2012, 08:44 PM
also already have harland sharp roller rockers so i have good rocker arms,
08-06-2012, 06:39 AM
See if you can find a torqer v2, tight of lsa to 110 possible.
08-06-2012, 07:25 AM
What are specs of that? What stall would you recomend. So is it true that 110 ls is the sweet spot?
08-06-2012, 07:32 AM
Are those stock LS1 pistons without valve reliefs?
It's true that you want a more narrow LSA. This is because you generally want to open the intake valve sooner and close it sooner than a traditional cam for a EFI intake, but doing so will cause P to V issues if you have stock pistons.
08-06-2012, 09:27 AM
They are stock style. Yes flat top no valve reliefs, the tightes i seen the torquer v2 is 111 lsa
08-06-2012, 09:51 AM
I like choice #2. Or get something a little smaller for better street manners. I would find something in the FS section.
08-06-2012, 01:12 PM
Yep, ran the torqer in efi and carb and it is a sweet cam, I think it will fit what you are lookin for. 3800 will be ok but 4200 or so would be my vote.
08-06-2012, 01:32 PM
So would the torquer v2 be ok as a 111lsa?
08-06-2012, 03:38 PM
Hell yes, we went 7.3 in the 1/8th mile with a LQ4, carbed with a 3500 converter and punk 3.42 gears in a 79 malibu, imagine if it had heads, 3.73s or better with a 4200 converter!
08-06-2012, 04:00 PM
So my next question would be is if i go with the Texas Speed Torquer V2 232/234 .595"/.598" 111 lsa Camshaft item#dum25-trqrv2 dumdumdumdumdum
How would my ptv clearence be. With flat top pistons trick flow 215 heads not milled with gm mls gaskets?
08-10-2012, 11:12 PM
anyone know if im going to have ptv issues? and what if i steped up to the v3?
08-11-2012, 03:15 AM
We had plenty of room with flat tops in ls1 and lq9 applications with miller heads. But you should always check.