I confirmed that Tony at Kent Cams sells race intake regrind cams for ~200 USD plus shipping. This is a great option since the OEM cams are hard to find these days. Thanks for the tip.
Not sure if Jim is tied up, but I ended up mounting an Akrapovic header I had in the attic. I was meant for a Gen 1, and I couldn't get it to fit the first time I tried. This time I was more persistent and got it on, but it's a bitch. It will have to be 'open header' - but I don't care what the torque curve is like. I hope to try it at the dragstrip this Friday. El Mirage is July 21 if the lakebed is ready.
i've used the stk lift web reprofiled cams in three gen 1 builds, all upper 180's hpon oxy fuel. i think as u u are overcammed on int due to high duration, i still also think the duration/pipe combo is critical, believe there is 8-10 hp there with correct pipe on current setup.
Long time no update, but I finally made it out to El Mirage this past weekend. After gaz swapped the Cosworth cam for a Gen 3 race intake cam, and I mounted the Akra header, it made 183 SAE hp on pump gas with Brian Livengood's tuning. I bumped the record from 172 to 173 on an OK pass on Saturday. After 4 hours dropping the engine to certify engine size, I was done for the day. The data showed it was pretty rich for the elevation, and after a late-night tuning consult with Brian, I leaned the map in the morning and it ran 180.9 on Sunday, and I was happy with that. The traction is far from asphalt, and the high desert air isn't as dense as I'm used to. I hope to go back in May with the wet kit mounted and see if I can melt some pistons.
It was good to see Dustin - who went 208 on his turbo Gen 2, a great record pass.