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post #1 of 11 Old 01-05-2008, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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I have an 89 prepowerstroke 7.3L, and am rebuilding it. I wanted to know if anyone makes a performance cam for it. I posted it up the the other 7.3L section, but no one responded, so I am hoping for more success here. Thanks

Here's the other thread...in case you are curious.

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very doubtful to find one , if you did find one it would probably be a regrind cam that someone has made just for that , im sure someone can fix your cam like you want it , but it wont be cheap

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Thats not the idea. My cam isnt busted. I just wanted to put in a bigger one since I had the engine all apart anyway.
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More boost, Turbo and Blower cams tend to be smaller, Less overlap.

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i know exactly what you were saying ,i knew your cam wasnt busted , what i said was that its very doubtful to find a performance cam for that engine , there are people who will take your cam weld larger lobes on your cam and grind them down to the specs you want , therefore called a regrind cam, there arent alot of places that do it , but is common practice in engine that cams arent popular for the aftermarket companies to mass produce ,does that make more since to ya

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Yeah that makes more sense. thanks
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More boost, Turbo and Blower cams tend to be smaller, Less overlap.
With turbo's you want more duration less height on it. Supercharged is the opposite. High lobe, short duration. I was wanting to get a cam that have a slightly higher lift and slightly longer duration.
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[QUOTE][I have an 89 prepowerstroke 7.3L,/QUOTE]

89?

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he has an IDI 7.3l
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Crap, just saw the PRE powerstroke...

I had a 90 IDI... and, I never came across a cam other than remanned..

There are companies the "re-grind" them, Delta comes to mind, though, I dont know if they have anything on file for a IDI.. cant hurt to call and ask..

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