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    CAM ONLY

    What does it mean to you?

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    means make the thread in the right sub forum

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    only internal mod on the engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strahley View Post
    means make the thread in the right sub forum
    Shut up. This is a bng discussion stemming from another bng thread.

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    Cam only to me mean the only internal mod is a cam, but there can be a bunch of bolt-ons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hank Moody View Post
    only internal mod on the engine.
    This. It's what it means on tech so good enough for me.

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    sorry cant hear you over a loping cam

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    it means the only change from factory stock is the fact the Cam (the mod) pulled the car from a fighter jet he was piloting.

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    Cam only means stock heads.

    and wrong forum.

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    cam only means the only internal mod, atleast here in the lsx world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GITUSOM View Post
    Cam only to me mean the only internal mod is a cam, but there can be a bunch of bolt-ons.
    This and weight reduction to(most of the time)

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    Only mod to the car is a cam, otherwise I'd say that's a cammed car with bolt ons or something similar.

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    poll is skewed...should have read.

    What does a cam-only car generally mean to you?

    ONLY mod is cam and that's it.

    ONLY intenal engine mod is cam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hank Moody View Post
    only internal mod on the engine.
    this

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    To me it means I am machining the cam tunnel to a size to accomodate a 55, 60, 65, or 70mm cam core. Most of the time it also involves lifter bushings to relocate the lifter oil galley up to avoid an internal oil leak producing a 15 psi varient throughout the rpm range.

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    Everyone is agreeing but not voting...lololol

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    Cam only on a stock car.

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    so in you cam only guys that strictly means "a cam only"
    do you assume that the oil pump/pickuptube/balancer bolt/ springs/retainers/pushrods/ should remain stock?

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    Definitions of only on the Web:
    merely: and nothing more; "I was merely asking"; "it is simply a matter of time"; "just a scratch"; "he was only a child"; "hopes that last but a moment"
    entirely: without any others being included or involved; "was entirely to blame"; "a school devoted entirely to the needs of problem children"; "he works for Mr. Smith exclusively"; "did it solely for money"; "the burden of proof rests on the prosecution alone"; "a privilege granted only to him"
    with nevertheless the final result; "He arrived only to find his wife dead"; "We won only to lose again in the next round"
    in the final outcome; "These news will only make you more upset"
    except that; "It was the same story; only this time she came out better"
    never except when; "call me only if your cold gets worse"
    lone(a): being the only one; single and isolated from others; "the lone doctor in the entire county"; "a lonesome pine"; "an only child"; "the ...
    as recently as; "I spoke to him only an hour ago"
    alone(p): exclusive of anyone or anything else; "she alone believed him"; "cannot live by bread alone"; "I'll have this car and this car only"
    wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

    Pretty cut and dry to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hank Moody View Post
    poll is skewed...should have read.

    What does a cam-only car generally mean to you?

    ONLY = mod is cam and that's it.

    ONLY = no new heads/bottom end work...ie H/C combo but could include bolt-ons.
    I agree...
    kind of...after fixed

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    Who are the complete tards saying that it is the only mod on the car?

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    where threads go to die..

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    Quote Originally Posted by StreetLethal View Post
    Who are the complete tards saying that it is the only mod on the car?
    BoF
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    Quote Originally Posted by JUSTINASS View Post
    so in you cam only guys that strictly means "a cam only"
    do you assume that the oil pump/pickuptube/balancer bolt/ springs/retainers/pushrods/ should remain stock?
    No. Those are items that support the cam but do not add power. Anything that gives you more horsepower should be noted when someone asks you what mods you have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StreetLethal View Post
    Who are the complete tards saying that it is the only mod on the car?
    LS2.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad LS1 View Post
    No. Those are items that support the cam but do not add power. Anything that gives you more horsepower should be noted when someone asks you what mods you have.
    This.

    I assume that the rocker arms, lifters, and pushrods have been swapped out as well.

    I do not assume that the heads got pocket ported or milled to up the comp.

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    it means it missing number 7 cylinder

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    In the real LSX world... "cam only" means that the cam (and springs/pushrods) are the only power adding (internal) engine mod. The car will typically have every bolt-on known to man and a whole slew of weight reduction modifications.

    Think of it as everything possible is modded, but the heads have not been altered beyond the springs and the bottom end is untouched.

    LMAO at the "cam only" means the only item changed on the car is the cam concept.

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    It's not a concept dude, that's fucking english 101.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CT Morgan View Post
    In the real LSX world... "cam only" means that the cam (and springs/pushrods) are the only power adding (internal) engine mod. The car will typically have every bolt-on known to man and a whole slew of weight reduction modifications.

    Think of it as everything possible is modded, but the heads have not been altered beyond the springs and the bottom end is untouched.

    LMAO at the "cam only" means the only item changed on the car is the cam concept.
    pretty much what I said...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hank Moody View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by CT Morgan View Post
    In the real LSX world... "cam only" means that the cam (and springs/pushrods) are the only power adding (internal) engine mod. The car will typically have every bolt-on known to man and a whole slew of weight reduction modifications.

    Think of it as everything possible is modded, but the heads have not been altered beyond the springs and the bottom end is untouched.

    LMAO at the "cam only" means the only item changed on the car is the cam concept.
    not in every case I have 2 gen1 sbc only mod is cam and exhaust...

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    Holy shit; nine people think "cam only" means the only mod is the cam????

    Fucking LS2.

    It's not a fucking English question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CT Morgan View Post
    In the real LSX world... "cam only" means that the cam (and springs/pushrods) are the only power adding (internal) engine mod. The car will typically have every bolt-on known to man and a whole slew of weight reduction modifications.

    Think of it as everything possible is modded, but the heads have not been altered beyond the springs and the bottom end is untouched.
    Agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CT Morgan View Post
    Holy shit; nine people think "cam only" means the only mod is a the cam????

    Fucking LS2.

    It's not a fucking English question.
    the usual suspects vote and this is what you get.....the sheer number of people agreeing with internal mod in the thread shows the reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird of Fire View Post
    It's not a concept dude, that's fucking english 101.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CT Morgan View Post
    In the real LSX world... "cam only" means that the cam (and springs/pushrods) are the only power adding (internal) engine mod. The car will typically have every bolt-on known to man and a whole slew of weight reduction modifications.

    Think of it as everything possible is modded, but the heads have not been altered beyond the springs and the bottom end is untouched.

    LMAO at the "cam only" means the only item changed on the car is the cam concept.

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    I used to spend plenty of time on tech, and NEVER did I hear anyone refer to a "cam only" car as having no mods other than a cam.

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    Look. I see what it is. The literal meaning of the term "cam only" should be just that. In reality, it's just a lazy way of saying that you don't have a cam only car. You have other shit bolted on too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hank Moody View Post
    the usual suspects vote and this is what you get.....the sheer number of people agreeing with internal mod in the thread shows the reality.
    LOL, I guess it just points out that some people haven't been around the LSX modified / race world much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CT Morgan View Post
    If I said "I have only XY" but in reality have ABC as well, then that statement misleading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morpheus View Post
    Look. I see what it is. The literal meaning of the term "cam only" should be just that. In reality, it's just a lazy way of saying that you don't have a cam only car. You have other shit bolted on too.
    I live in reality and can accept that a cam only car will have other external modifications. So instead of saying I have a heads/cam car I should rattle off every bullshit mod I have? That's retarded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CT Morgan View Post
    LOL, I guess it just points out that some people haven't been around the LSX modified / race world much.
    What gets me is that some of the people arguing about this have modded cars

    Someone go to tech and make this same thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliwantsnss View Post
    I used to spend plenty of time on tech, and NEVER did I hear anyone refer to a "cam only" car as having no mods other than a cam.
    I spent a shit load of time over there also and I never agreed with it then either. What it boils down too is a bunch of people bragging about high HP numbers/fast track times but when someone asks what their car has their reply is "it's ONLY got a cam" Its the perception that they did very little to get high numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morpheus View Post
    Look. I see what it is. The literal meaning of the term "cam only" should be just that. In reality, it's just a lazy way of saying that you don't have a cam only car. You have other shit bolted on too.
    It's a vernacular thing, but the misunderstanding is disturbing considering this is a LSX enthusiast site.

    The "cam only" distinction has been around a long damn time.

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    this is defenitly something to get worked up over... anyone want to argue? Let me know which way you went and i will go the other

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morpheus View Post
    Look. I see what it is. The literal meaning of the term "cam only" should be just that. In reality, it's just a lazy way of saying that you don't have a cam only car. You have other shit bolted on too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CT Morgan View Post
    It's a vernacular thing, but the misunderstanding is disturbing considering this is a LSX enthusiast site.

    The "cam only" distinction has been around a long damn time.
    I am so glad you are here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird of Fire View Post
    And yes, I've spent plenty of time at a drag strip, so don't even try to take that route with me.
    Sorry, but I call BS on that one.

    No way you've spent time around the LSX race world and have this misunderstanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CT Morgan View Post
    It's a vernacular thing, but the misunderstanding is disturbing considering this is a LSX enthusiast site.

    The "cam only" distinction has been around a long damn time.
    FWIW - I always thought it was bullshit when the 5.0 crowd did it too, and they were notorious for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CT Morgan View Post
    Sorry, but I call BS on that one.

    No way you've spent time around the LSX race world and have this misunderstanding.
    From 98-02 I was at LACR just about every weekend with my 67 Firebird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliwantsnss View Post
    I live in reality and can accept that a cam only car will have other external modifications. So instead of saying I have a heads/cam car I should rattle off every bullshit mod I have? That's retarded.
    To be completely honest, I do say Heads/cam/exhaust. If they want details then I'll go into intake, TB, pulley, MAF, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliwantsnss View Post
    I live in reality and can accept that a cam only car will have other external modifications. So instead of saying I have a heads/cam car I should rattle off every bullshit mod I have? That's retarded.
    Yeah I forgot that I don't live in reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad LS1 View Post
    I spent a shit load of time over there also and I never agreed with it then either. What it boils down too is a bunch of people bragging about high HP numbers/fast track times but when someone asks what their car has their reply is "it's ONLY got a cam" Its the perception that they did very little to get high numbers.
    Everyone gunning for a qualified title (cam only, bolt-on only, ) always downplays their mods. That's just racing 101. It's been that we since before we were born, bro.

    Yes, taken literally... "cam only" would mean nothing else is changed, but in our context "cam only" means something very different. Context is everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CT Morgan View Post
    Sorry, but I call BS on that one.

    No way you've spent time around the LSX race world and have this misunderstanding.
    I used to get in plenty of debates about what was within spec for stock internals, stock heads etc. I never heard a discussion about what cam only meant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad LS1 View Post
    To be completely honest, I do say Heads/cam/exhaust. If they want details then I'll go into intake, TB, pulley, MAF, etc.
    When asked and it wasn't for money, I'd say cam, head work, intake, and exhaust. As if my time is so important when bullshitting the extra syllables are going to kill me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morpheus View Post
    Yeah I forgot that I don't live in reality.
    Sorry I am posting in your thread that has nothing to do with my tits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird of Fire View Post
    From 98-02 I was at LACR just about every weekend with my 67 Firebird.
    From my experience, the "cam only" thing is used more often among late model modifiers... that's why I keep saying the "LSX world".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird of Fire View Post
    When asked and it wasn't for money, I'd say cam, head work, intake, and exhaust. As if my time is so important when bullshitting the extra syllables are going to kill me.
    So, would you think when someone was on the stock internal list that they have no mods?

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