Replacement Camshaft Mcpherson KS

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

Pennzoil Lube Center
(620) 241-5656
201 W Kansas Ave
Mcpherson, KS
Services
Oil Change and Lube

Johns Motor Service
(620) 241-5194
121 East Sutherland Street
McPherson, KS
Services
Alignment Repair,Electrical Repair,Mufflers Repair

Wallace Chevrolet Inc
(620) 241-2540
610 W Kansas Avenue
McPherson, KS
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair

Moes Muffler and Brake
(620) 245-0301
102 N Kelly Drive
McPherson, KS
Services
Mufflers Repair

Wallace Collision Repair
(620) 241-2626
607 W Marlin Street
Mcpherson, KS
Services
Engine Repair

Engquist Tractor Service
(620) 654-3651
1788 17th Avenue
Mcpherson, KS
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication

Autozone
(620) 245-0119
2068 E Kansas Ave
Mcpherson, KS
Services
Auto Parts

Becker Tire of Mc Pherson Inc
(620) 241-7000
1030 W Kansas Avenue
McPherson, KS
Services
Alignment Repair

Cooper Tire and Rubber CO
(620) 241-3135
507 N Main Street
McPherson, KS
Services
Alignment Repair

Cooper Tire
(620) 241-3135
507 N Main St
Mcpherson, KS
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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