Steeda #18 Cam: Has anyone gone fast with this cam?
We are working on a 85GT project and we have already done all of the bolt-ons like a better intake, 650 D-pumper carb, underdrives, shorties, exhaust, T-5, 4.10's, Nitto Dr's and skinnies up front. We have it down to 13.20's @ 102 with the stock junk 85 heads and stock 85 cam. We have a perfect set of GT40 irons and 1.7's off of a 94 cobra I have and we are going to put those heads on the 85. So now we need to pick a cam for it. I saw the Steeda #18 cam and to me the specs look perfect for the GT40 irons and the 1.7's we have, but I'm no expert. The #18 specs are: 280/286, 220/226, w/1.7's= .510/.510 on a 112 sep and 107 C-line. Steeda told me that the #18 cam was designed in the early 90's with the help from Crane (who still grinds it for them) and was designed specifically for the Gt40 irons in a GT40 package with Gt40 intake etc. Steeda said they had a 92 coupe with the #18 cam and GT40 irons and they got it down to 11.90's at 113+. The at all sounds great, but the only thing that bugs me is that I can't seem to find anyone who uses it or knows of anyone who has a screamer with that cam in it. The Steeda #19 which is the same cam except it has a wide 115 sep is real popular with the 94-95 guys with the finaicky computers, but I don't see the #18 being used by the Fox guys. Is the cam a dud or was it just not marketed a lot. I would jump on another cam, but the specs on the steeda #18 just seem ideal. Let me know what you think about a cam for our 85 project with the Gt40 irons and 1.7's. Thanks!