Replacement Camshaft North Platte NE

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

Knapp Electric Inc
(308) 532-4840
1900 E 4th Street
North Platte, NE
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Tools Wholesale & Manufacturers, Welding Equipment & Supplies Retail, Pumps Parts & Supplies Dealers, Electric Motor Parts & Repair
Products
Air Compressors, Alternators & Starters, Generators, Sales, Water Pumps,

G and K Enterprises Inc
(308) 534-0103
PO Box 668
North Platte, NE
Services
Oil Change and Lube

Elletts Automotive Service
(308) 532-3170
111 E 11th Street
North Platte, NE
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Transmission Repair

Mobil 1 Lube Express
(308) 532-4077
120 E Francis Street
North Platte, NE
Services
Oil Change and Lube

Natures Way Olde Time Dtlng
(308) 532-4680
2415 W 4th Street
North Platte, NE
Services
Car Detailing

Bob Spady Buick Pontiac GMC
(308) 532-1750
2302 E 4th Street
North Platte, NE
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair

Randys Repair and Restoration
(308) 534-2333
14032 W Wildlife Road
North Platte, NE
Services
Auto Body Repair

Butchs Repair and Exhaust
(308) 534-1991
1002 Prospect Drive, # 200
North Platte, NE
Services
Brake Repair

Exhaust Pros
(308) 532-1802
1002 Prospect Drive, # 200
North Platte, NE
Services
Brake Repair,Mufflers Repair

North Platte Tire Specialists
(888) 629-8823
390 S Dewey St
North Platte, NE
Services
Retail Tire

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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