Anyone ever run a 289 Lemans cam?
Looking for experienced people here.
Anyone run the 289 Lemans cam (#C7FE-6250-A) before?
What was it like?
Anyone run it in an Auto?
I have heard that this cam, despite it's somewhat aggressive seeming profile on paper, has a very good low end, decent idle and manors you'd expect from a hot OEM cam.
I will have 3.55 gears and a 2400 stall. I could go lower on the gears. Maybe even 3.89 if necessary. Or I could just run the 289 HiPo cam. I'm trying to decide.
I do not want to hear, "you should run this generic Comp grind or call xx and get a custom grind," please. I just want to hear from people who have ran this cam. It is between those two cams. Period. I am not considering other grinds. Call it nostalgia.
Here's the rest of what my engine will have:
289 C-Code Shortblock
1968 302 J-Code heads with about a 51-ish cc chamber and ported exhaust
Scorpion Roller Rockers
Edelbrock Performer RPM Manifold
Edelbrock 600cfm carb
Shelby GT350 side exit style exhaust in 2.5"
Boss 302 Windage Tray
Compression should be about 9.5:1
I plan to have it dyno tuned.
I'm going for as much HP as possible but with a very nostalgic look, sound and feel. If that costs me a little HP and some street manors it's worth it to me.