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so im planning to open my engine up from the cam and up. if i put elderbrock cam do i gotta change anything else on the engine?
 

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Short answer YES. Cam & lifters, intake gaskets and timing chain gasket. Also a good idea to change the timing change and gears for a double roller set (not that much more cost)
Don't over cam the engine.
What do you want? A driver or a toy on the weekend?
 

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daily driver my only car i got. i got tired taking it to the shop.. getting ripped off kinda planning doing this my self but i dont know what kind of engine i got cause they changed the flywheel the 350 didnt fit 305 did? :poke:
 

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First off, if it's your daily driver,than a big cam is not what you need ,you will get lots of opinions here,you willl save money in the long run to put a plan together as to what you expect from your truck, i help members here all the time,shoot me a pm if you want me to help with information,to far away for me to do the work. Fixitman ....:beer::texas:
 

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Based on what ive read i would suggest finding someone trustworthy to help you. Not trying to? Your abilities but its your dd
so you want to keep down time to a minimum.
 

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Removing grill(?), radiator, fan & clutch, belts, pulleys, water pump, cam cover, timing gears & chain, intake manifold, distributor(cap & wires), valve covers, push rods, lifters, old cam. If you have NEVER done this, get some help. A good GM SBC cam kit is PN12353923, check you local Chevy dealer.
 

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it aint no honda for sure. stay on the small side of cam choices to keep it a decent driver. overcamming is the biggest mistake most novices make. too much cam on an old stock motor might make it worse than before you started. and in ca. you have the smog police to contend with. make sure whatever cam you use it has an e.o. # or its not ca smog legal
 

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80,You say in #3 that you "don't know what kind of engine I got". Let's clear that up first before we give you advice on a build. On the right front of the block below the cylinder head, there is a pad with a stamped number/letters. On the left upper bell-housing flange, there is a number cast into the block. See if you can get these numbers and post them. We will decode it for you.
 

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This is a nice mild streetable cam kit from GM. duration at 50 degrees ,lift I 224 E 234, Max lift I 465 E 448.
 
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