Performance Camshafts Bartlesville OK

Looking for Performance Camshafts in Bartlesville? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around Bartlesville that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find Performance Camshafts in Bartlesville.

Jesse's Auto Body
(918) 246-6993
421 S Osage Ave
Dewey, OK
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Services
Body Shops, Detailing, Painting, Rustproofing
Service Types and Repair
Auto Aluminum, Auto Fiberglass, Auto Frame, Auto Glass, Auto Unibody, Collision, Dent

Toms Auto Specialties
(918) 333-7422
112 Ne Washington Blvd
Bartlesville, OK
 
A & B Transmission
(918) 333-9993
137 Southeast Cholwell Avenue
Bartlesville, OK
 
Autozone
(918) 333-2660
248 Ne Washington Blvd
Bartlesville, OK
Services
Auto Parts

Benson Southside Express Lube
(918) 333-1212
3801 E Frank Phillips Blvd
Bartlesville, OK
Services
Oil Change and Lube

DFR Autoworks LLC
(918) 534-3604, 001-2004
13811 US Highway 75
Dewey, OK
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Wal-Mart Supercenter
(918) 335-3252
4000 Se Green Country Rd
Bartlesville, OK
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Sears Roebuck and Co
(918) 335-5228
2350 Se Washington Blvd Ste 1000
Bartlesville, OK
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

J & S Express Lube & Tire
(918) 766-0004
325 Ne Washington Blvd
Bartlesville, OK
Services
Oil Change and Lube

Sears Auto Center
(918) 335-5228
2350 Se Washington Blvd
Bartlesville, OK
Store Hours
Sears Auto Centers
Store Type
Sears Auto Centers
Hours
Mon:8-19
Tue:8-19
Wed:8-19
Thu:8-19
Fri:8-19
Sat:8-20
Sun:10-17
Store Features
Mon:8-19
Tue:8-19
Wed:8-19
Thu:8-19
Fri:8-19
Sat:8-20
Sun:10-17

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Choosing Performance Camshafts

sbrothers@engine-builder.com

Americans are very enthusiastic about their automobiles. Therefore, when they purchase, rebuild or even imagine their dream cars, a tremendous effort is put forth to make sure it is exactly what they want. Because the engine is arguably the most significant element in the performance of the car, it is very important that the internal components be properly selected so that the engine, and the entire vehicle, can achieve the desired results.

The camshaft is the main component that will help enhance the performance characteristics of the engine, but it is important to understand what role the cam plays in the engine and how the cam specs can be changed to optimize the performance. The cam causes the valves to open and close, and that regulates how much air and fuel enters and exits the combustion chamber. As is the case with most decisions, there are clear tradeoffs that must be made with cam selection. It is critical to select the proper cam for the size engine, the components in the engine, and ultimately what the expectations of the vehicle will be. Chances are that if we are even considering a high performance camshaft, the car will be used for some type of recreation, and it must be fun to drive. It’s best to take a good look at things before making any decisions.

There are two basic types of camshafts used most commonly in most V8, pushrod style, mild performance street engines. The older and most traditional designs used a flat faced hydraulic lifter, while most newer designs utilize a hydraulic roller follower. While it is commonly thought that the decrease in friction is the main advantage of the roller cam, the benefit is actually mostly that the roller design allows the valve to be opened and closed at a much faster rate, resulting in more area with shorter seat timing.

Seat duration, which is the distance between the opening and closing point of the valve, measured in crankshaft degrees, is measured several different ways. The current SAE specification for rating seat duration of camshafts is .006˝ valve lift, which corresponds to about .0035˝ to .004˝ tappet lift. However, while the OEMs have adopted the SAE criteria in late model applications, earlier camshafts were typically rated at far lower tappet lifts. Some factory performance grinds of the 1960s and ’70s were rated as low as .0001˝ to .001˝ tappet lift. High performance aftermarket cam manufacturers normally rate their hydraulic cams seat duration at either .006˝ or .004˝ tappet lift.

It is very important to understand how the cams are rated prior to comparing a stock cam to an aftermarket cam, and before selecting a cam. The very beginning and end of the lift curve on a stock cam is usually such that the valve opens slowly and sits down very gently on the seat. This is particularly important for noise and seat recession, as well as overall durability. It is the area i...

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