Does Adding A Camshaft Increase Horsepower?

Can I put Vortec heads on a 350?

night rider Veteran Member.

Yes the 1996-02 L31 350 vortec heads will bolt to ANY gen 1 350 engine..

What does a cam do for performance?

A performance camshaft… is just a camshaft whose lobe profile is tailored to utilize more of an engine’s potential. usually a higher lift on the lobe, which increases in length of the valve stroke, which allows for more air to enter through the inlet valves, increasing the power potential of the engine.

How much horsepower does a cam swap add?

After installation of the cam, the 5.3L responded with peak power numbers of 467 hp at 6,600 rpm and 418 lb-ft of torque at 4,900 rpm. With no other changes, the cam swap improved the peak power output by 108 hp, with even greater gains coming at higher engine speeds.

How much HP do heads add?

A set of heads for your car will probably set you back $700. Your engine probably won’t breath much better because of your cam, the smaller combustion chamber might bump your compression up a couple of points. You might get 20 hp or so.

What is a Stage 3 cam?

The LS1 Stage 3 camshaft was designed for enthusiast who want to increase power while maintaining excellent drivability and manners. This cams can be used with stock torque converters, stock rear gears, stock intake manifold, stock exhaust manifolds etc.

Can you put 400 heads on a 350?

400 heads on a 350 block is a great way to increase your midrange and top end power. The swap is a direct bolt – on deal, you just need to be sure to use 400 head gaskets when you do the swap.

Does port and polish add HP?

Don’t expect huge leaps in horsepower; results obviously depend on the original state of the cylinder head and the quality of the workmanship. If you believe online forum chatter, LS1 cylinder heads can give anywhere between 10 to over 50bhp extra from a port and polish, so it is by no means a linear process.

How much horsepower does a cam add to a 350?

Replacing the 2G with a Q-Jet and intake alone can be worth 25-30 hp. Toss in a mild cam and cylinder head upgrade and the power gains really start to add up.

What makes a cam lumpy?

what makes the cam have that lumpy sound? The overlap of the exhaust valve closing and intake valve opening causes the engine to be inefficient at low speed which results in the lumpy idle. The closer the Lobe Seperation Angle the more the overlap, the more duration the more (typically) the overlap.

How much horsepower can a 5.3 make?

Run in normally aspirated trim, the modified 5.3L produced 503 hp at 6,600 rpm and 441 lb-ft of torque at 5,700 rpm.