Replacement Camshaft Bangor ME

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

Bouchard & Sons Towing
(207) 947-0739
602 Main Road North
Hampden, ME
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Towing
Hours
24 Hours Service
Payment Options
MasterCard, VISA

Stratham Tire Inc
(207) 942-6338
9 Target Cir
Bangor, ME
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Bells Transmission
(207) 848-7301
Fuller Road
Bangor, ME
 
Affordable Signs by Fred Jones
(207) 942-7788
97 Harvard St
Bangor, ME
Services
Auto Body

Haley Tire and Service Centers
(207) 947-8800
47 Bangor Mall Blvd
Bangor, ME
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Caron Signs Inc
(207) 848-7889
41 Daves Way
Bangor, ME
Services
Auto Body

Carquest of Bangor Main St
(207) 942-6734
317 Main St
Bangor, ME
Services
Auto Parts

Abc Transmission
(207) 947-4166
499 Hammond
Bangor, ME
 
Maine Signs
(207) 941-1108
499 Hammond St
Bangor, ME
Services
Auto Body

Tba Inc
(207) 262-1053
1281 Hammond St
Bangor, ME
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Choosing A Replacement Camshaft

A number of cam suppliers we interviewed for this article say they can make a custom cam for virtually any engine – provided the engine builder provides them with technically accurate specifications as well as detailed information as to what exactly they want the engine to do.

Larry Carley

Unless you are doing a totally stock rebuild and reusing the original camshaft, selecting a camshaft depends on what kind of engine you are building and how that engine will be used. A stock engine for a daily driver is obviously an entirely different application than an big stroker motor for a Pro Stock racer.  So how do you navigate the daunting process of selecting the “best” camshaft for a particular engine?

One approach is to stick with what works. If you’ve used a particular cam grind before that delivers good torque and horsepower for a certain kind of application, you might want to play it safe and stick with a tried-and-true grind that has worked well in the past. But in today’s highly competitive world of professional racing, the hot cam, cylinder head and valvetrain combination that worked well last season may not be the best choice for this season.

Technology is constantly changing, and to stay competitive you have to be on the cutting edge (or not far behind it). New aftermarket cylinder heads are proliferating like crazy, as are cylinder head port configurations. Small blocks are now becoming big blocks with longer and longer stroke crankshafts. Intake manifold manufacturers have had to redesign many of their manifold plenums and runners to flow more air for these stroker motors. Aftermarket engine blocks with larger cylinder bores and bore spacing are adding more and more cubic inches of displacement.

All of these different cylinder head, manifold and engine combinations mean new camshaft profiles have to be developed to fill the gaps not covered by currently available cams. This makes it much more difficult for an engine builder to pick an off-the-shelf cam that will deliver the best possible performance for a given combination of engine parts, gearing and usage. But it is good news for cam suppliers who can create custom camshafts for engine builders.

A number of cam suppliers we interviewed for this article say they can make a custom cam for virtually any engine – provided the engine builder provides them with technically accurate specifications as well as detailed information as to what exactly they want the engine to do.

Chase Knight of Crane Cams said the more information he can get from a cam customer, the better. “Detailed information helps us help them pick the best cam for their application,” he said. He stressed the fact that the information the customer gives him has to be as accurate as possible, not guesstimates or approximations or vague statements. “I need to know the exact compression ratio of the engine, the exact ratio of the rock...

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