it is basically a stock engine with every imaginable bolt on. 410gears. full exhaust/no cats. what kind of cams should i get and is there any tricks to doing this install. the engine is out of the car.
Can perform with the hitec stage 2s. These stage ones cams have went 11.9x in Bill Putnams car and I have went a 12.20 in a stock suspension car. The best anyone has ever seen the hitec stage 2 cams do is a 12.19 in a full suspension, and major weight reduction car. So if you want the cool I have stage 2 cams feeling without the real performance gain by all means do the hitecs. If you want a cam that performs go with CMS. I also would recommend modularheadshop.com. I'm actually going with their cams and ported heads.
If the motor is out of the car then there is no sense in limiting yourself to a stage one cam when you can install a good set of springs and run a decent stage 2 cam. I do think that MHS can set you up with a good cam though, and wouldn't put hitecs on even if they were free.
I was happy with my Comp 262AHs which are a "Stage 1" grind. Renowned manufacturer, gained 30+HP at the top with no loss down low (which is important for the 4.6...) Noticeable idle but not unstable, no emissions problems. As well, I retained the OE springs with no problems.