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Are Nitrous Cams Worth It?

There's plenty of controversy over nitrous cams, so we decided to test the theory on our 466ci big-block Ford

By Dave Smith, Photography by

All tests were performed on JGM's SuperFlow 901 dyno with the standard correction factor and a 300-rpm/second acceleration rate.

RPM TEST 1 TEST 2

TEST 3 TEST 4 GAIN (3 VS. 1) TQ HP

TQ HP TQ HP TQ HP TQ HP

3,000

488 279 - - - - - -3,200

479 292 456 278 - - - -3,400

464 300 420 272 - - - -3,600

463 317 429 294 - - - -3,800

491 355 471 340 - - - -4,000

530 403 517 394 791* 602 - -4,200

532* 425 521 417 789 631 - -4,400

531 445 529* 443 769 645 756* 633 238 2004

,600 525 460 516 452 744 652 728 638

219 1924,800 527 482 523 478 723 660

718 656 196 1785,000 501 477 514 490

700 666 701 668 199 1895,200 506 501

503 498 676 670* 675 668 170 1695,400

485 499 494 508* 643 661 651 669* 158 1625

,600 470 502* 464 494 615 656 623 664

145 154

Avg. 500 419 489 412 695 658

693 656

By Dave Smith
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