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383 cam swap

chrysler newport, C-Body, big block, mopar
Posted October 10 2012 12:35 PM by BadFish 
Filed under: Mopar News, C-Body, Mopar Tech, DAVE YOUNG

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We swapped a mild Comp flat-tappet cam into the 383 in our Chrysler Newport, for easy power in a days work.


When it comes to technical stuff, a cam swap is something most Mopar enthusiasts can do themself. The 383 in our Newport is mild, with 8.5:1 compression and stock heads, so we thought we'd wake it up a little with a mild Comp hydraulic cam. This cam is only .470 lift, but thanks to modern lobe technology we gained over 20 horsepower and nearly 20 lb/ft of torque across the board.

Check out all the details in an upcoming Mopar Muscle article!



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