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I recently put a new cam in my 350 chevy engine along with new stiffer valve springs. The cam is supposed to be good for power in the 1500-6500 RPM range. What do I need to do to my engine to let it operate in this RPM range safely? Im hoping to get some new roller rockers soon but do I need anything else?
 

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If you have an msd with a rev limiter i would put the limiter to like 6800 or somewhere in that range to make sure you don't really wing it. Are you going to be changing anything else (manifold, exhaust, etc?) But the 350 should be ok with a little higher of a rev…

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What's the bottom end like? do you have stock cast pistons, bearings, bod bolts, is it balanced? What about the heads? Do you have 1.94 or 2.02 valves, has there been any port work, fresh multi angle valve job? If the answer to most of the above is no, then don't spin the motor so high. Something closer to 5800 would be better. Also do you have the gears and converter to get the most out of your combination?

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The bottom end is stock. I am planning on getting a new intake manifold. The heads are stock. For exhaust I have headers and 2 1/2" pipes exiting before the rear axle.
 
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