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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-29-2001, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Has anuone heard of Reed Cams for AMC engine?

A while back I asked peoples opinion on which cam to put in my AMC 304 with a Quadrajet and Edlebrock manifold for my CJ5. The preferred cam was a Comp Cam 260H. I was talking to American Performance Products (they carry a lot of AMC engine stuff and are supposed to be "the authorities"), and they strongly suggested a cam made by Reed. They claimed the Reed cams are race proven for AMC, much R&D on the etc. No one else has heard of these cams, I have called Summit Racing, Jegs and local guys. Has anyone here?? They also mentioned that the Comp cams tend to not work well in the AMCs. Anyone had any trouble with Comp?

They said if you go with a Reed, some shimming of the rockers and pushrod length may need to be changed. Any comments on this? My heads have been milled down some during the rebuild.

Thanks for your help.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-30-2001, 01:08 AM
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Re: Has anuone heard of Reed Cams for AMC engine?

I have heard good things about Reed cams, but that was a few years ago. As far as Compitition cams, I do like there grinds, but have owned 3, and 2 of the 3 have had at least 1 lobe go flat. I have friends that have had the same problem. I do have A Comp cam in my 401, and so far, no problems, other than 1 lifter bleeding down at highway speeds. I don't believe this one is a cam problem. I have also heard very good things about Lunati. I have also run solid, and roller Chet Herbert cams for small block Chevies. Both where more race oriented cams, but I was very impressed with the roller.


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Re: Has anuone heard of Reed Cams for AMC engine?

I have had Reed Cams in both small and big block fords - I REALLY like them and had exellent luck. I have had several hydralics and also a couple of mechanical and one big block roller in a 70 Mustang Pro Street car. They have always had good suggestions as to what type of lobe seperation and duration for my specific needs - The key is to be accurate on what your intended use and needs are. Their Tech guys will give you what you need if you will listen to their reccomendations. I like Comp Cams ok but have had great luck with Reed. Good Luck.. Pardon the poor spelling but this spell checker SUKS!!!

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