Edelbrock Part # 7162 Performer RPM Camshaft is designed for big-block Chevy 396-427-454 V-8 applications. This Edelbrock cam kit produced 540 HP & 530 ft-lbs. of torque when used with #7163 intake and #60559 cylinder heads on a 454 engine. The camshaft works well with high-performance street applications, Performer RPM cams provide power from 1500 to 6500 rpm. This hydraulic lifter camshaft is dyno-matched to Performer RPM manifolds for high-rpm horsepower while still maintaining acceptable low-end torque. With 10 to 12 inches of manifold vacuum at idle, Performer RPM cams have more lift and duration than most street camshafts. Hydraulic flat tappet lifters are included with each Performer RPM camshaft.
Camshaft Specifications: • Duration @ .050 Intake: 240 degrees • Duration @ .050 Exhaust: 246 degrees • Lift @ Valve Intake: .560” • Lift @ Valve Exhaust: .573” • Lobe Separation: 112 Degrees • Intake Centerline: 110 Degrees • Idle Vacuum @ 1000 RPM’s: 10”
Advertised Exhaust Duration 306 deg
Advertised Intake Duration 300 deg
Cam Type Cast
Exhaust Duration at .050 inch Lift 246 deg
Exhaust Valve Lift 0.573 in
Intake Valve Lift 0.560 in
Lifter Type Hydraulic
Lobe Separation 112 deg
Lifter Materials Hardened Steel
Computer Controlled Compatible No
Intake Duration .050 Inch Lift 240 deg
Recommended Valve Springs for OEM heads: Edelbrock part # 5762
Not for 1965-66 big-block Chevys requiring a grooved rear cam journal.
Use only stock ratio rocker arms
Adjustable valvetrain required
In order for this Performer RPM cam and lifter kit to be covered under ANY WARRANTY you MUST use the correct Edelbrock Sure Seat Valve Springs or equivalent.
Do not use rotator type valve springs or retainers for this application.
Oil/additive must contain Zinc designed for use with flat tappet camshafts.
Coat cam lobes and bottoms of each lifter with MoS2 lube (supplied) to prevent cam lobe and lifter wear from occurring during initial start-up.
Do not allow the engine to run under 2000 rpm for the first 1/2 hour. Slow idle speeds may result in severe cam and lifter wear. Start the engine and bring to break-in rpm.