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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-02-2011, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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66 283 Impala

I have a 66 Impala with a 283 and i have a 2101 edelbrock intake and a 1406 carb with 194 valve heads and headers. was wondering if the 2102 cam is a good cam to run with the rest of this setup. edelbrocks site says these all come in a kit together thats why im wondering if this would be a decent cam to run. I dont wanna make a huge power machine just want to get a little more hp.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-02-2011, 07:18 PM
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Edelbrock sells five levels of performance (top end kits) which are listed as:

Performer Torker II Performer RPM Victor Jr. Super Victor+
0.7 - 0.9 0.8 - 1.1 0.9 - 1.3 1.2 - 1.7 1.6 - 2.0

They offer a return on investment of a multiplier you multiply against your engine's displacement. So a 283 with a Performer series package (including Performer or stock heads, Performer or stock intake, and a small 4bbl carb and their performer cam will yield 198 to 248 horsepower. If you bought the Performer RPM kit (once again Performer RPM intake, Performer RPM heads, and cam) then your 283 is guaranteed to pump out between 248 and 282 horsepower. With the most radical kit the Super Victor your 283 would not be very steetable but it would crank out 453 to 566 horsepower (the variance is based upon compression ratio).

Where people get into trouble is in mixing things they shouldn't such a small heads and a big cam that won't get you anything but a head ache. Like I said the Performer is just your stock Chevy Fuelie heads only cast out of aluminum, and the Performer intake is just the same as the Z/28 intake manifold that Chevy used to sell. The cam is a hydraulic version of a Chevy hot cam you could find in Chevrolet Service Parts Power Catalog, though admittedly the Chevy cam would have been a solid back then with the specs of the newer hydraulics sold today.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-02-2011, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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getting 248hp would be good with me i have the 2101 intake and the 1406 carb already cause according to eldebrocks site there the matching numbers i was just wondeing if the 2102 would be the right cam for the setup and get the timing chain gears that match with it all.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-03-2011, 07:31 PM
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I have never memorized Edelbrocks part numbers so I cxouldn't tell you with out going on line and researching it.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-03-2011, 11:32 PM
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Cam Style
Hydraulic flat tappetBasic Operating RPM Range
Idle-5,500Intake Duration at 050 inch Lift
204Exhaust Duration at 050 inch Lift
214Duration at 050 inch Lift
204 int./214 exh.Advertised Intake Duration
278Advertised Exhaust Duration
288Advertised Duration
278 int./288 exh.Intake Valve Lift with Factory Rocker Arm Ratio
0.420 in.Exhaust Valve Lift with Factory Rocker Arm Ratio
0.442 in.Valve Lift with Factory Rocker Arm Ratio
0.420 int./0.442 exh.Lobe Separation (degrees)
112Computer-Controlled Compatible
NoLifters Included
YesLifter Style
Hydraulic flat tappetValve Springs Included
NoRetainers Included
NoLocks Included
NoValve Stem Seals Included
NoTiming Chain and Gears Included
NoAssembly Lubricant Included
YesPushrods Included
NoRocker Arms Included
NoGaskets Included
NoValve Springs Required
Sold as a kit.

That cam is fine with that intake you have. (the Performer) They match very well.

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