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 Post subject: cam question
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:23 pm 
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do i need a cam, or cam gear, 1992 1.0 ,5 speed my cam lacks power with the air on , i drive this car 92 miles a day back an forth to work, it only gets 42 mpg with the air on. i would like to have a little more power without getting less mpg, my car has 13 inch wheels now 185-60-13 tires , there not taller just wider . every thing else is stock. i may install a k&n filter but i really didnt think it would help much.
what should i do. thanks


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 Post subject: Re: cam question
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:49 pm 
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Your better off just bolting on an aluminum under drive crank pulley with a/c. Faster acceleration without any lose of MPG. Might even gain alittle bit of MPG also.


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 Post subject: Re: cam question
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:12 pm 
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the under drive pulley won't do much with the a/c load.

now, shaving a couple pounds off that fat assed flywheel...... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: cam question
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:45 am 
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I'll answer here, instead of through the PM you sent.
If you are looking for a cam, then I would recomend the econo cam, with +10 sprocket.
Its $225 shipped for the pr.
This should give you the bottom end power, and torque you are looking for, and still help with the economy.
If you are getting 42MPG (in US gal) with the air on, I think you are doing quite well.

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 Post subject: Re: cam question
PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:42 am 
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this is just a question , but what would an +8 degree gear do for me without the cam , i was jus wondering if the engine would lay down after about 75 mph with the 10 degree, this car has the what i call the flat tooth timing gear or four bolt crank pully not the 5 , will i have to run 92-93 octane with this mod? will i need set the ignition timing to something other than factory specs , so how much for the gear shipped and where do i send paypal .. thanks for your help


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 Post subject: Re: cam question
PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:48 am 
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t3 ragtop wrote:
the under drive pulley won't do much with the a/c load.

now, shaving a couple pounds off that fat assed flywheel...... :lol:


where do i have the metal removed. thanks


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 Post subject: Re: cam question
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:02 am 
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Look for post that compares both flywheels with pics. You'll see exactly what T3 is talking about.

EDIT: Here it is. viewtopic.php?f=9&t=25193&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&hilit=flywheel+weight


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 Post subject: Re: cam question
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:02 am 
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LittleMSG wrote:
Your better off just bolting on an aluminum under drive crank pulley with a/c. Faster acceleration without any lose of MPG. Might even gain alittle bit of MPG also.


Where do i get under drive crank pulley with a/c. . thanks


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