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You have been told by people who know several important factors. One is that the China heads are probably not as bad as you think. If you have a personal issue with them and refuse to run them, you should have just said that from the beginning.

Since you do not have much money at all to spend on it people were simply trying to save you from making a large financial investment for less return than you are anticipating. You could go through all this time effort and financial expense just to gain 25 hp and not solve your idle issue. From what you yourself had posted it does not seem that such a result would be justifiable to you.

The same people that cannot help you with your erratic idle condition are the same people that told you your cam was perfect. Think about that for a while. The people who truly know these things do not answer the basic tech line at these huge companies. That is a job for the minions.

People have pointed to other areas that will hold back potential gains switching to a superior cylinder head. You have just blown that off.

Don’t wait for a callback from Ed Curtis. It’s not going to happen. He has a business where he has earned a reputation to stay busy with people sending money and asking for parts and a cam via email. Huge time saver by not wasting time blah blah blaming on the phone. I said good for him and job well done. I would hate to think what a phone call with you is like based upon my only knowledge of you which is rants without paragraphs that go on and on. I can just picture being on the phone with you for an hour and getting about five words in before I just hang up.
 

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Nocturne, my good man you have some LONG posts. I must be getting old i couldn’t read thru some of them.

Ed and Marc and others have spent decades developing their knowledge and it pays their bills (they aren’t socialists and actually work to put food on the table). They can’t regurgitate it all here and shouldn’t.

I went with an FTI designed package 20 years ago and Ed has upgraded me as I desired. I couldn’t be happier And in retrospect I’d do it again in a heartbeat.
 

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If Ed is the guy from Flow Tech Induction, I am waiting. Apparently they don't even take phone calls now except from suppliers. Their website says don't even call for a quote now. You just e-mail them and pray I guess - I sent in a request for information / help Monday before 7am. No answer yet. I have asked about the cam too with Flow Tech - but so far both Edelbrock and Twisted Flow have said my cam specs are perfect for their CNC ported street heads. Getting information - from anyone - has been like pulling teeth. Just getting anyone to even answer the phone. Twisted Flow told me they can't even get people to come into work - they are making more from unemployment with the increased benefits now by staying home. They are months behind on production and few people to even answer the phone. I have heard Chinese quality has improved. Great. But one of the few problems I have had with my setup now is overrevving which I cannot solve completely. One of the potential problems is a hairline crack in a head (sending the Sniper EFI into fits - idling at 6,000 RPM at times. 6,000. Sometimes I cruise at 70MPH wo touching the gas pedal. I almost rear-ended a cop at a stoplight. I have tried everything I can think of to rule things out. Searching for vacuum leaks, EFI shielding - I have tried it all. Thank God I didn't relate that here, I was blasted for what I did share. So far the over-revving still occurs and neither BluePrint or Holley can pinpoint a fix. It is erratic.) The Trick Flow heads have higher compression, are CNC ported, have higher velocity flow and higher flow potential. So yeah, I am looking at them. If my cam is "perfect" for them, I might get much better performance, solve a problem that has evaded every fix so far, and give me peace of mind. I am not a fan of China - period. I have that right. I was blue collar for a lot of years. I gave a damn. I would like my Ford to be made of American parts by American workers that still give a damn. For me that counts for something. Maybe I am a fool, but I still got that right, don't I? And maybe the day comes when I can add those long tube headers, and a shiny Edelbrock intake manifold I got my eyes on. But right now, I am just looking for good information to take the next step. To me, that is what will the Trick Flow heads add and which is better. So far, it sounds like I got a couple of votes on here for the 190.
What it is you figured Ed owes you? Let me explain it to you. This may be your hobby, but it's how we make our living. My guess is that you want to pump Ed for information, then you'll go order the cam from someone else.

As for the cam. Run what they told you to run. The car will start, the car will move, and you will be happy.

Just for your information. Ed and I have been friends for about 4 decades, although he likes my wife way more then he likes me, I order cams from Ed the same way you do. They get done when they get done. If that's not a business model you want to deal with, don't deal with it. No sense you getting all frustrated about it, and we're old....we don't have a single reason to change.

Just find your Chi.
 

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What it is you figured Ed owes you? Let me explain it to you. This may be your hobby, but it's how we make our living. My guess is that you want to pump Ed for information, then you'll go order the cam from someone else.

As for the cam. Run what they told you to run. The car will start, the car will move, and you will be happy.

Just for your information. Ed and I have been friends for about 4 decades, although he likes my wife way more then he likes me, I order cams from Ed the same way you do. They get done when they get done. If that's not a business model you want to deal with, don't deal with it. No sense you getting all frustrated about it, and we're old....we don't have a single reason to change.

Just find your Chi.
Mark, if I fill out the form and send it with the money do you think that Ed would grind me a cam?
 

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Mark, if I fill out the form and send it with the money do you think that Ed would grind me a cam?
No. He is going to waste the money on Hookers and Blow. Lol. JHFC this stuff is golden.
 
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