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Re: quattro-digest V4 #384

>PAT MARTIN wrote:
> CAM CAM CAM CAM.  Save the $200 for a performance cam.  You will get 10-20 hp
> depending on cam and it will be much more noticeable than a phantom chip that
> may or may not give you 5-10 hp.  3 options for cams.  I discussed this at
> length with Ned Ritchie and his favorite is the Schrick 276.  He says that is
> the best cam for our motors.  The next best is the 272 but for the same price
> as the 276 he sees no reason to go to that.  The 3rd option and the most
> affordable is to use a I-5 turbo cam for ~15hp.  This is what I am going to
> try 1st since it will probably only cost me 50-60 bucks for a used cam.

Actually, I have already invested in the Piper Cams...It seems weird,
but the new cams have not only boosted overall hp, but they have "evened
out" the powerband. Where the stock engine, really got into it at about
3.8K and dropped off sharply at 6K, the new cam starts pulling at about
3.4 K, surges at about 4.5K and surges again at 6K and keeps pulling to
BTW, how much for the Schricks? Pipers are $795 thru TAP....

-Ramana Lagemann
90 CQ 20v