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vs v8 statesman cam question??

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hey all, just been thinking about putting a crane 284 cam into my vs 5l stato, and i was wondering if i can put it in with the standard pushrods and valve springs?? lifters have recently been changed to crane anti pump ups..
any help would be appreciated...
 

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Anti pump up lifters are over kill for a near stock-ish engine. Anti pump up lifters are only needed if you don't know how to stay within rev limit dictated by the cam assuming the rest of the valve train is spec'd properly.

Definitely fit new lifters with a new cam. Push rods will be fine but you would want to consider upgrading the valve springs.
 

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valvesprings for sure we tested used vn ones at 180000km and they had 30-40lb seat pressure well knackered LOL
 

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thanks for the replys guys, engine has 270k on it so some new springs wouldnt hurt i suppose..lol. im not trying to build big power or anything, only after a bit of street anger with a nice cammy note... it already has a full pacemaker system, chiptorque memcal, and a cai..
 

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even a small cam can be choppy 276 kelford hydraulic in fresh 304 before tuning vid with broken map sensor wiring rich and retarded LOL 2200rpm.its the biggest my cam guy suggested running on bananas
 
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well the crane 276 was my second choice. might be a bit more gentle on my ageing valve train and my fuel guage...lol. ive always owned v8's but never a cammed one, just love that choppy sound ;)
 

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if your going to fit the new cam definitely fit new lifters and springs, having the cam is going to alter your valve train geometry as you will have more lift causing different wear pattern on your valve tips....so new pushrods should be done too.

Do it once, do it right!
 

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even a small cam can be choppy 276 kelford hydraulic in fresh 304 before tuning vid with broken map sensor wiring rich and retarded LOL 2200rpm.its the biggest my cam guy suggested running on bananas
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my old bog stock 5.0 sounded like that straight off the headers too lol
 

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thats full twin 2.5" exhausts exiting at the diff LOL
 
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