Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Acworth, Georgia
Re: Anyone running a Comp Magnum 292...
I had the Comp 292, but it was in my 427, so my results won't completely correspond to what you would get. I have 10.5 compression, 3200 stall, 781 heads, Edelbrock 2.0 intake. The cam had a very strong idle that I really liked. The engine was pretty strong, especially once it got the rpm's up. Downshifting into second at 55 mph and nailing it scared many a passenger.
The vacuum was adequate; the brakes were good enough for me but I wouln't exactly depend on them for my family's daily safety. I used the car for city driving quite a bit. The high stall was cool, but I can see how it might annoy some people. It did give some valvtrain ticking, as many people have accused it of doing, though not enough to be a deciding factor. But it sure did have a great idle.
I'm rebuilding my engine and I was researching different cams. I spoke with UD Harold (if you're not familiar with him, do a search here. He's the resident cam genius and has designed many many camshafts) and he said that the 292 was not very accurately advertised, that it was probably closer to 300.
However, after speaking with him, I decided on a Lunati VooDoo 268. It won't have quite the peak numbers, but he feels that it will have more area under the curve. The VooDoo is a much newer and better design than a lot of older cams. Sorry I can't give you a comparison, I don't have the engine finished yet.
Hope that helps some,