Help With The Right Cam Selection

I've been tearing apart my 73' 340 Duster, and now it's come time to put her back together. I'm not to familiar with the way camshafts work, but I know it's one of the most important parts in the motor.

I've been looking at several companies like Crane, CompCams, Edelbrock, Lunati, and Mopar Perf but I don't really know what the heck I'm looking for. I've had people tell me to look for high valve lifts, or durations, lobe-center angles, but they all look good to me.

Basically, I'd like to get some input from you guys out there with 340's or those of you who are familiar with cams.

I have no preference in brands, but here are a few things that might help you. I've never been to a drag race, and probably won't, but hey, if it's a performer, then maybe. It will be a daily driver. I'll buy the proper rear end, stall, and transmission as soon as possible, but I'm doing the topend first.

Really, to sum it all up, I want that nasty, throaty, lopey idle... that's all. What ever I have to do I'll do it. That idle is key to me, oh and longevity is kinda important :)

Any suggestions you guys have would be greatly appreciated.
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