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    Greetings,

    I am trying to get some advise on cam selection. I am doing a transplant (99 LS1 & T56 transmission from a WS6 TransAm into a 78 Corvette). I want to get as much horsepower as possible without sacrificing the fuel economy in overdrive that much. I know there is a tradeoff but I would like the best bang for the buck. Also I plan on maybe installing a turbo later on. so that needs to be taken into account. I plan on keeping stock heads and using ls6 intake manifold, maybe when I go turbo changing the heads to the truck lower compression heads.

    Any advice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by molobo View Post
    Greetings,

    I am trying to get some advise on cam selection. I am doing a transplant (99 LS1 & T56 transmission from a WS6 TransAm into a 78 Corvette). I want to get as much horsepower as possible without sacrificing the fuel economy in overdrive that much. I know there is a tradeoff but I would like the best bang for the buck. Also I plan on maybe installing a turbo later on. so that needs to be taken into account. I plan on keeping stock heads and using ls6 intake manifold, maybe when I go turbo changing the heads to the truck lower compression heads.

    Any advice?
    Well a turbo/blower cam is gonna be much less effective when being used on an n/a motor, so if that's your future plan why not leave it stock for now and/or just do bolt ons? Sounds like a custom grind would be your best bet though either way.

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    Thanks 01ws6er,

    Pretty much what I thought just wanted some one to confirm it.

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    Custom grind is def the best way^
    but a 228/228 114lsa is your best biggest daily driver "small cam" that wouldn't suck being force fed.

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    Get a LS6 cam, they do well with forced air and for now, will give you a small bump in HP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhraformula View Post
    Get a LS6 cam, they do well with forced air and for now, will give you a small bump in HP.
    Go big or go home

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
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