Replacement Camshaft Brookings SD

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Exhaust Pros
(605) 692-6200
302 4th Street
Brookings, SD
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair, Trailer Hitches Wholesale & Manufacturers
Hours
Mon-Sat

Sturdevants Auto Parts
(605) 692-6104
330 6th Street West
Brookings, SD
Services
Clutch Repair

Rons Auto Repair
(605) 692-4931
312 3rd Avenue
Brookings, SD
Services
AC and Heating Repair

Advance Auto Parts
(605) 692-8220
2221 6th Street
Brookings, SD
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Clutch Repair

Dakota Towing Service and Repair
(605) 692-7545
214 Front Street
Brookings, SD
Services
Truck Auto Body

Automotive Service Center
(605) 692-4272, 001-2004
614 Main Avenue South
Brookings, SD
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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A and D Camper Sales and Service
(605) 692-8511
515 32nd Avenue
Brookings, SD
Services
Trailer Repair

Nielsens
(605) 697-7543
704 Main Avenue South
Brookings, SD
Services
Clutch Repair,Electrical Repair

Security Storage
(605) 692-8000
516 12th Street South
Brookings, SD
Services
Trailer Repair

Matts Auto Detailing
(605) 690-4225
2405 6th Street, # 5
Brookings, SD
Services
Car Detailing,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

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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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