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Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:55 pm 
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Im putting a cam in my ef and want to know what rev range the 1636 works in.
People seem to think this is a good cam.
I have extractors,2.5 zorst and cat,3.45 diff, cai, vernier gear.
I want a cam that works with the stock convertor.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:09 pm 
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It will suit your mods well, as its a medium rev range cam. Any bigger and you would start looking at a shorter diff ratio, & maybe HD valve springs
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Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:20 pm 
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The Wade 1636, from what I have heard, is a decent cam. It will give you power mid range as FordFairmont mentioned up until top. Not sure how big of an improvement.

I have the 1673 cam and the power kicks in at about 2500RPM up until rev limiter. So I would assume the 1636 will do the same thing but just not as much power as the 1673.

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Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:44 pm 
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btw, from what you mentioned in the other thread, you will need an AU cam ground to 1636 specs...... not the actual 1636 cam.

I think its the 1502 or something but you will have to talk to Wade cams for specifics
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Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:29 pm 
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Yeh, min would be the 1673 in the AU version IMHO. I've got the 1673, and its not enough IMO.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:30 pm 
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1671AU is the AU version of the 1673 just so you know.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:10 pm 
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OK. The 1636 wade cam starts working from 2500rpm but realy kicks in at 3000rpm. Ive reved my engine to 5500rpm. Just got my car dynoed today & made 128 rwkw with 370nm of torque.
Max power at 160kph approx 4700rpm & after that rpm the power flatens out which is good. The dyno operator (Jim at Dart Automotive) said to me that he had a JMM dev 5 el & made on his dyno only 134rwkw. His dyno is not hp/kw friendly. I am very happy with this cam & i drive my car every day to work & back home. Just i last thing below 2500 very ordernary but when it hits 2500-3000 it is like a switch revs & goes like a rocket.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:10 pm 
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If you want a cam with low end power i would suggest the camtech cam stage 1 or the wade 1004-1604 cams. I can't speak for the wade 1004-1604 cams but i had the camtech stage 1 cam. The camtech cam had loads of torque & power low to middrange rpm.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:21 pm 
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racer wrote:
Just one last thing, below 2500 its very ordinary but when it hits 2500-3000 it is like a switch revs & goes like a rocket.


you will find when compared to the larger Wade cams, the 1636 feels like it has heaps of grunt below 2500rpm.
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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:17 pm 
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Thats what i needed to hear, thanks for all the helpful replies.
I have only dealt with crossflow cams in the past and i know how crap a motor feels if the cam is too big for the convertor, this is the primary reason for wanting a small cam.
I just wanted to find out where some of these wade cams come in because the specs between crow and wade are different and wade dont advertise a working rev range(helps to make a choice if you know what revs the cam works in)
Anyways thanks again and ill probably be looking at a reasonably small sized cam until i get a stall(it is the missus work car haha) :D

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:39 pm 
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Sorry my bad. It was a DEV 4 complete kit NOT a DEV 5 that got dynoed.

 

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