235 cam

Discussion in '1947-1954' started by oldtruckluvr, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. oldtruckluvr

    oldtruckluvr Member

    Jul 1, 2002
    Pekin USA
    I have a 1954 chevy with a 235. I am looking to do some performance upgrades and i was wondering what kind of cam would do the trick and help me with performance? any ideas would be great. thanks
  2. vwnate1

    vwnate1 Member

    Jan 1, 2000
    RE: Better 235 cam

    Get a NEW (not reground !) cam and lifters for a '58 ~ '62 261 engine from a C-60 Chevy , DO NOT use hydraulic lifters as they rob power .

    You'll find this cam gives your old 235 quite a boost in power but still idles like a watch , it that same cam Chevy used in the early Corvette 235....

    Prolly want to replace the cam and crank timing gears too , be sure to only buy timing gears of one brand as a few of them have come in with different pitch on the teeth...

    Your local hot rod shop can easily polish the exhaust ports , and combustion chambers too , have them CC'd at the same time . perfectly smooth combustion chambers adds goodly bit of punch to it . have them
    unshroud the valves and guides too . this will also increase fuel milage and allow the engine to run -much- cooler .

    If they don't know what any of this means , it's a jerk off shop , not a hor rod machine shop as this is all basic stuff that really peps
    up a stock engine .


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