A stock cam is a compromise between power, mpg, smoothness, idle quality, etc. An RV cam is optimized for low rpm torque at the expense of some hp at higher rpms and will often net more mpg. A roller cam is the type of lifter used, it does not mean any particular type of power band. Normally a roller cam has more lift with less duration due to the more aggressive ramps used compared to a flat tappet(hydraulic or solid lifter) camshaft.
1966 F100 4X2 428 4 and 3 sp. 2.75:1 rear
1965 Ford Mustang 351W/C4 auto
RV cams are those having specs in these ranges: 250-270 degrees advertised duration and lifts ranging from the .470's to .515 (give or take an extra .010) The @.050 duration is typically about 200-215 degrees duration. The Stock 428 CJ cam falls into this category. They're basically improved stock type cams but less than what would be called a hot street cam.
Seems like the cam I installed was .483/.517 and @ 50 204 ? Barry sold a cam on survival that was a match but looks like the #'s have changed. I'd say for daily and mudding your in business, unless the mudding is competition then >???? But I'm pretty sure this cam could jerk the **** outa an elephant!!
I'm sure those are "advertised" durations, so take about 50 off and you'll have the "actual" duration. Most cams WITH actual 310 duration have alot more than .540 lift(usually over .600 somewhere). If I recall from back in the day, the "blazer" cam was not an RV cam. Remember back in the 80's when the ads in catalogs said "If you want the baddest sounding car in the lot.........buy the 305 duration cam"
I'm sure it had a "choppy" note to the exhaust, but everyone's idea of what a cam sounds like is different. It ain't a big cam unless the car shakes...not just the tailpipe!! LOL!
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.