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« on: August 25, 2014, 08:17:56 pm »


Theres about a billion OTS cam options, maybe you guys can help me with the best option for me.

Car is a 1983 rx7. Weight around 2200-2300 lbs with me in it.

The end motor combo will be '87 5.0l roller H.O. block, gt40 heads, not sure on intake manifold yet because im trying to figure out what will clear my hood, t5, and Megasquirt EFI.

With the car being quite a bit lighter than the standard 5.0l car, is there a cam that will be advantageous?

Also, im aware that the springs/retainers need upgraded for the gt40/40p heads. What are good options there?

Car is aiming to be a good all around car. Will prolly 1/4 mile it, auto x, slide it around, and drive it to work on nice days.

Thanks for the help!
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2014, 09:37:30 pm »

Depends what you intend to do with it.

If you're just building something to bang around town something in this range

If you're going to race it then something like this one

The 26095 springs might work well, call comp first to be sure

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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2014, 11:33:54 pm »

With the cars light weight and the T5s gearing, first gear will likely be useless with most commonly used cams.

I think something like a 1087 copy would probably do fairly well for you. It will scrub off a little torque while maintaining reasonable drivability. Its lift is also within the range of most common spring kits for those heads.

Here's some info on setting up springs on E7/GT40/GTP heads:

Doing more with less, or something like that.

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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2014, 12:32:40 pm »

Awesome. Thanks for the information!
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