I decided it was time for a cam swap, got it spec'd out by the all knowing Patrick G on Ls1tech and installed it this winter. The car just hit the streets a couple of weeks ago, so now off to the dyno for a tune..... we make a pull on the dyno and to my surprise I'm running an almost 10:1 AF ratio and the car is making no power.
I look at my buddy who owns the shop and say WTF, he says I told you to leave it alone! So i asked him, what do you mean....he says never change a cam in an N/A motor just because your bored, it never works out.......the car lost power every where and gained 10 horse power up top after 5500rpm. So, I asked my buddy who owns the dyno to put up an overlay of my old tune(with the previous cam) and the new tune with this new shit cam. It lost 20rwtq and 20rwhp across the board, WTF
We had to pull tons of fuel and add lots of timing and we werent getting anything better so we gave up and unstrapped the car.
I decided it couldn't hurt to contact Patrick and tell him what happened, he writes back and says he is equally disappointed and wants the overlay so he could make heads or tails of it. Next morning i recieve another email from him saying that I must of installed the cam wrong because it just doesn't add up, and that the temp difference between the days could have something to do with it....excuses, excuses.
After consulting a couple of friends they tell me that the cam is all wrong for an NA motor and you have to try an adjustable cam gear to see if that will help before you go and buy a new cam. I now suggest this to Patrick and what do you know he is liking the idea.....feeling guilty or you know you fucked up on the specs?
Old cam Futral F6 226"/230" .575"/.595" 112LSA
New cam Comp EPS lobes 230/234 .600/ .602 114+2 advance
What do you guys think? wrong cam? and if I advance it 2-3 degrees will that help?