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    Default OTS 308 Red Camshaft suggestions

    As the title states, what is a good brand off the shelf stock cam for the Red 308.
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    .. to do what?

    go in a race car or a taxi?
    what are the rest of the engine specs?
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    There is only 1 cam that does EVERYTHING, the mighty Crane 286 jokes aside tell us what you have and what you want to do. If its a stock red 308 its hardly worth camming it up with something crazy.

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    And auto or manual? What car? Holden, Torana, Commodore, Statesman?

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    HZ wagon. Stock engine and exhaust. Quadrajet. Turbo 400.
    Who's a good cam supplier?

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    Camtech, Surecam, Crane, Clive .... A stock engine wont be too good if you stick too big a cam in it though so stay conservative.

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    Just after a stock cam only.

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    Crane H254, camtech would have an equivalent of it too ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulzig View Post
    There is only 1 cam that does EVERYTHING, the mighty Crane 286 jokes aside tell us what you have and what you want to do. If its a stock red 308 its hardly worth camming it up with something crazy.
    Please don't even joke pauly, you should see the Holden Facebook pages where people ask about cams, stockers, strokers, turbo cams all the replies are crane 286, it makes me sad inside

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    OK so we have this engine in the shop at the moment. Done 27000km since it was rebuilt by a company 6 years ago. Has a reground cam
    with 2 wiped cam lobes, has put a bit of rubbish through the engine, so going to freshen it up. Has anybody got info on
    Mahle Duratec cast pistons? Looking for a ring set to suit. 4.020" 1.5mm top and 2nd 4mm Oil control.
    Cannot find any info.
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    I jumped the Gun there. I found a set of rings. Thanks.

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    Had a bit more time to have a look at this engine and i have a question hopefully someone can help me out with. The pistons used in this engine are a cast Mahle Duratech / discontinued line. I did eventually have someone find me a set of rings to suit this piston through Total Seal, after having 2 sets delivered which were wrong. Ring pack is 1.5mm top and 2nd with a 4mm oil control. The set of rings that suit are from a late model 5L EFI windsor. The radial width of the ring lands are .175". The rings that were fitted to the engine had a top radial width of .145" and a 2nd width of .170". Which is all wrong. Just trying to find out what these pistons are because there is no listing for them on a 308. Does any other american engined piston suit an aussie 308?

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    327 chev is close.

    Are they standard length rods.

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    Ive got 5.628" with a .930" pin.

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