Replacement Camshaft Kailua Kona HI

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

Pre-Owned Motor Cars (Service Dept.)
(808) 334-1111
75-5721 Kuakini Highway
Kailua-Kona, HI
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Kona Carquest
(808) 329-5008
74-5583 Luhia St
Kailua Kona, HI
Services
Auto Parts

Firestone Tire & Service Centers
(808) 329-2488
75-5629 Kuakini Hwy Ste A
Kailua Kona, HI
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Route 66 Automotive
(808) 329-3033
74-5491 Kaiwi St Ste 5
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Napa Auto Parts
(808) 329-6272
74-5511 Alpha St
Kailua Kona, HI
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

Skg Auto Body & Paint
(808) 327-1474
74 555 Honokohau St
Kailua Kona, HI
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

Pre Owned Motor Cars Ltd
(808) 334-1111
75-5721 Kuakini Hwy
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Diamond Auto Sales
(808) 331-2886
73 5613 OLOWALU ST B
Kailua Kona, HI
 
AAMCO
(808) 329-9599
74-5483 Kaiwi Street
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Trents Alignment Brake Inc
(808) 334-9757
75-5921 Walua Rd
Kailua Kona, HI
 
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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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