Performance Camshafts Cottonwood AZ

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Dana Moore's Liberty Kia
(928) 759-5600, 001-2004
5600 East Market Street
Prescott Valley, AZ
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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A-1 Trans-Tech
(928) 649-3306
468 S Main St Ste D
Cottonwood, AZ
Specialty
Transmission
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-4:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am-4:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am-4:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am-4:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am-4:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Jasper Transmissions
(928) 646-5342
2602 S Union Drive
Cottonwood, AZ
 
Coury, Steve Buick Pontiac GMC Truck Inc
(928) 634-2141
18 N Main St
Cottonwood, AZ
 
Coury, Steve Buick Pontiac GMC Truck Inc
(928) 567-3399
P O Box 1889
Cottonwood, AZ
 
ADOT Equip. Services-Prescott Valley Shop
(928) 775-5079, 001-2004
6901 East Second Street
Prescott Valley, AZ
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Oxendale Chrysler Dodge Jeep
(928) 634-3656
792 E State Route 89A
Cottonwood, AZ
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,SUV Repair,Tune up Repair

Custom Muffler & Driveline
(928) 634-8796
310 S 6th St
Cottonwood, AZ
Specialty
Exhaust Repair
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Credit Card

Oil Can Henry's
(928) 639-3453
900 Cove Pkwy
Cottonwood, AZ
Specialty
Lubrication Service
Hours
Mon:7:00 am-6:00 pm
Tue:7:00 am-6:00 pm
Wed:7:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu:7:00 am-6:00 pm
Fri:7:00 am-6:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Sun:10:00 am-4:00 pm
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Arizona Autobody and Towing
(928) 634-2645
321 S 6th St
Cottonwood, AZ
Specialty
Paint & Body Work, Upholstery
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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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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