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Re: Worth spending money on a 289 for power?
« Reply #40 on: April 21, 2010, 09:27:15 PM »
Are yall serious? I thought this cam was big.... for a 289? damn. and i already installed it, otherwise i return it. I just wanted a cam that made power to 6000rpm with decent lift. Whats the duration of stock 289 cam?

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Re: Worth spending money on a 289 for power?
« Reply #41 on: April 21, 2010, 09:34:10 PM »
This pisses me off. They was acting like this was a good cam.. but i cant have anything too rawdy anyway, cause i have stock stall right now.  hehe.

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Re: Worth spending money on a 289 for power?
« Reply #42 on: April 21, 2010, 10:30:14 PM »
Ok, a few tech questions. I bought edelbrock springs to install on my heads and they are recommended for all of edelbrock cams. Do you think they will be ok to run on this comp cam? Also, Do you guys think i need to install screw in studs or leave the pressed in? Thanks guys

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Re: Worth spending money on a 289 for power?
« Reply #43 on: April 21, 2010, 10:34:54 PM »
If comp cams recommended the springs for their cam then it should be fine. As for the studs if you are on a budget leave them, if you have the money and you think you need them then get the screw in studs. On my Cleveland i just built i just left the studs, i didn't see any real need to change them.

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Re: Worth spending money on a 289 for power?
« Reply #44 on: April 21, 2010, 10:42:25 PM »
lol, Key word was EDELBROCK recommended them for their cams... which seem to have no more then .500 lift. My cam is .520/.523

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Re: Worth spending money on a 289 for power?
« Reply #45 on: April 21, 2010, 11:14:27 PM »
Opps didn't see that i apologize. I would call comp cams then and tell them your grind and the springs you have and make sure they will be ok and that it wont void your warranty or anything.

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Re: Worth spending money on a 289 for power?
« Reply #46 on: April 21, 2010, 11:22:01 PM »
Yeah right. I'm sure they are going to recommend their springs even if the edelbrocks are good enough for it.

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Re: Worth spending money on a 289 for power?
« Reply #47 on: April 21, 2010, 11:30:04 PM »
Probably but at least you will know you have the right springs. Just my opinion though.

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Re: Worth spending money on a 289 for power?
« Reply #48 on: April 22, 2010, 01:08:51 PM »
Personally, I would use the springs that Comp cams recommends.  Most likely the edelbrocks would be fine, but I would still call comp cams anyway.  At any rate, you are trying to wake up that 289, and what you are doing is the right thing to do.  I would do basically the same thing to my 289, but she's  a "C" code, and I don't want to spend all the money it would take to ensure that engine doesn't twist something apart.  I use my classic for cruising, and my 03 Mach 1 to go fast.  To each his own. 

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Re: Worth spending money on a 289 for power?
« Reply #49 on: April 22, 2010, 09:07:53 PM »
Well my 66 is pretty sturdy. 66,000 original miles. Of course i have a rebuilt front end and monte carlo bar. Im going to by an export brace, and probably do the shelby drop again.. I put it back to stock specs after i couldnt find out what is causing my alignment mess up. You remember my issues glen? Im sure its still messed up. im going to check from shock tower cracking, etc. It's my last thing i can think of. I've replaced everything.

 

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