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Before installing the camshaft, always apply plenty of cam lube. Without enough lube, chances are the camshaft will go flat (destroy itself) on engine startup. We installed a new PAW camshaft in an earlier stage of our Cheap Street Chevelle buildup, but since we upped our compression, and since we are installing a higher stall speed torque converter, we wanted to run a different camshaft grind. This time we installed a 0.462-inch intake/0.482-inch-lift exhaust camshaft from Competition Cams (PN 275DEH-10). The advertised duration is 275 degrees intake and 277 degrees exhaust with 110 degrees lobe separation, which should deliver a good rumpity-rump idle without sacrificing streetability.