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The hustler exhaust cams are the -- exhaust cams. So, with -- intakes, you would have a full set of -- (or -/-, minus/minus, 207, Titan, etc... - however you want to name it).

The Sifton nomenclature can be a little confusing:
http://xlforum.net/dl/1981SiftonBookXLCams.pdf
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Ok I read somewhere that -- refers to matching lift across all 4 cams. Any truth to that
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I just went a hundred miles today with 202 hustlers. listen too chevelle lashed .08 super b 68 main 28 ind ive owned my xlx for 33 yrs go with -- exhaust p 2 3 intake everyone is telling u the right way too go god bless bye
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run small valves -- exhaust 1 4 ps 2 3 ngk plugs bp5 hs no points electronic ing no drag pipes one piece pipe with baffles I respect chevelle listen too the old dudes I'm still riding
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The reason is that my bike has high compression, and Chevelle is willing to sell me a 2&3 NOS cam that are -- .436 like the one that's munched. He said it would swap out direct.
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I decided to go with Chevelle's advice and bought the -- intake cams off him. Mainly cuz my bike has very hi compression and the minus minus have same lift but longer duration plus the price was in my budget and he offered just the 2 I needed.
Installed them and it sounded great. But then oil came squirting out the oil pump. Found three stress cracks from overtightening. Now I will have to pull the motor so I can put a new oil pump on there. So I fixed the starter pinion and the cams, happy Christmas but broken oil pump grumbling grrr
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if it broke where mine did,you can buy a,new housing and re-use your old gears,timed breather etc.
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Installed and done
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Good to hear it! How does it run?
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It runs freaking great, sounds super loud, pops wheelies!
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