01-21-2005, 06:19:00 PM
In taking my motor apart I found a few surprises. I thought it was just a stock rebuilt 350, but it turns out I was wrong. I found it has world products S/R heads, flat top pistons (hypereutectic?) and I noticed it has solid lifters. I cant figure out what the cam is. Is there some way to look it up? So far I've found the letters 'CWC' near the distributor gear and a variety of things between lobes. On one there is an iron cross looking thing and it has the letters 8838 next to it. Then there is 'GM L22' (I think) and one one of the front lobes a 12 and a 14. Can anyone tell me who made this cam and where I can find the specs for it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
01-22-2005, 10:35:00 AM
couldnt find any numbers on the end...its just blank.
01-22-2005, 12:04:00 PM
Get a cheap dial indicator and degree wheel and you can have the duration at .050" and gross lift real quick.
A pushrod with the end cut off makes a workable extension for the dial indicator.
01-22-2005, 02:25:00 PM
IF it is a STOCK solid cam, I will bet a dollar to a do-nut hole that it is the great little old, -097 Duntov cam!!
I say this b/c all the other solid cams are pretty darn hairy for stock motor use AND you would definately know if you had one of them in your motor if you have driven it much..
The mildest STOCK solid cam is the -097 at 228/230, then the -178 at 242/254, then the 30-30 Big Duntov, Fuelie, (or -346), at 254/254 and finally the -140, (second design), at 257/269
PS., and any one of these solid cams with good valve springs like at least the Z-28, (-142), $25/set, el-cheapo jobbers will rpm as high as you have nerve enough to take you motor!!! Been there, done that!!
[This message has been edited by pdq67 (edited January 22, 2005).]
01-23-2005, 08:49:00 PM
Did you ever figure out what solid cam you had??
Just curious is all....
01-23-2005, 09:57:00 PM
The cam I pulled out of my motor when I tore it appart had the exact same letters and numbers on it.
I degreed and measured that cam and it came out to about .436/.448 lift and about 214-218* duration.
I never got to hear mine run. But I'm assuming it was pretty mild.
01-24-2005, 03:23:00 AM
Thanks eliminator that sounds about right! It had some low end and midrange power but wouldn't rev past like 5 grand. What surprised me were the solid lifters...I've had this car for two years and never thought to check the valve lash! I found out CWC is a company that makes blank cores for a lot of cams. If anyone knows the brand please don't hesitate to chime in!
01-24-2005, 10:56:00 AM
I knew I saw an 'iron' cross logo somewhere. Schneider Cams uses a matleese cross for their logo, similar to the Jesse James' West Coast Choppers logo.
I know a guy running one of their Ford solid cams: 322/328 278/286@.050 .616”/.616” 108 LSA. Nasty little bugger, 10s all motor. http://www.nastyz28.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
01-24-2005, 11:18:00 PM
I'm into small solid cams deep AND I haven't ran across one like that anywhere????
I'd like to know more about it for my cam spec. collection if you can fill me in on them?
This comes up every so often and would be helpful to know them...
01-25-2005, 10:52:00 PM
Um, well here is what I got off of it.
Let me note that I'm NO expert at using a degree wheel.
.436/.448 lift, 214-218* duration, and what appeared to be a 109* LSA(?)
That's all I have.
Let me know if you need anything else.
You might have to explain to me how to get what you want though.
01-26-2005, 09:09:00 PM
Thanks Eliminator SS..
Anybody else have anymore info on it for my files??