Choosing the Right Cam for Your Engine Combination
Selecting the right cam for your performance street/strip or even full-race Chevy engine is difficult, especially if you don't speak the lingo. Even before taking a look at things like cam lift, duration, and lobe separation angle, you have to get past the wide variety of different types of cams available.
This is especially true for small- and big-block Chevy fans, as they must choose between no less than four different types: solid flat tappet, hydraulic flat tappet, solid roller, and hydraulic roller profiles.
Heck, even the LS (and new LT) guys can choose between the solid and hydraulic roller cams for the new-generation small-blocks.