Replacement Camshaft Hannibal MO

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Al's Tire Store
(573) 221-3777
1018 Mark Twain Avenue
Hannibal, MO
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies, Auto Inspection
Hours
Mon-Sat

Aaccurate Exhaust
(217) 228-2152
213 S 5th Street
Quincy, IL
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair
Hours
Mon-Sat
Products
Mufflers

Dan's Auto Care, Inc.
(217) 223-3000, 001-2004
2600 North 24th Street
Quincy, IL
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Carquest of Hannibal
(573) 221-2553
212 N 3rd St
Hannibal, MO
Services
Auto Parts

Bowen Auto Body
(573) 221-2047
2715 Market St
Hannibal, MO
Services
Auto Body

Hilbing Autobody
(217) 222-0197, 001-2004
124 South 4th Street
Quincy, IL
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Delta Tire & Custom Wheels
(217) 222-7212
1000 Broadway Street
Quincy, IL
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies, Auto Customizing Conversion & Restoration, Auto Performance & Racing Equipment & Supplies
Hours
Mon-Sat
Payment Options
Delta, Financing Available

Hannibal Transmission Inc
(573) 248-2149
134 Highway 61 South
Hannibal, MO
 
Wal-Mart Supercenter
(573) 406-0375
3650 Stardust Dr
Hannibal, MO
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Autozone
(573) 248-1800
100 Steamboat Bend Shopp
Hannibal, MO
Services
Auto Parts

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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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