Replacement Camshaft Cullman AL

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North Alabama Emergency Vehicle Maintenance, Inc.
(256) 352-9514, 001-2004
7981 US Highway 31 South
Hanceville, AL
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Burgess Body Shop
(256) 734-5130
1308 2nd Avenue Northwest
Cullman, AL
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

Ron Wilson's Auto Service
(256) 739-5693
302 5th Ave SW
Cullman, AL
 
Arrington Transmission
(256) 747-1055
Highway 278
Cullman, AL
 
Garys Rightway Auto Repair
(256) 737-6007
838 County Road 437
Cullman, AL
Services
AC and Heating Repair

Express Oil Change
(256) 739-8702
208 2nd Avenue Northwest
Cullman, AL
Services
Engine Repair

McCains Auto Sales
(256) 737-7372
2149 2nd Ave SW
Cullman, AL
 
Paul Miller Auto Service
(256) 796-7173
8057 County Road 1545
Cullman, AL
 
Texaco Xpress Lube
(256) 739-5888
117 2nd Avenue Southwest
Cullman, AL
Services
Engine Repair

Paul, Atkins Custom Auto
(256) 352-9608
33074 Al Highway 91
Cullman, AL
 
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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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