Replacement Camshaft Poplar Bluff MO

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Expert Tire
(573) 785-8844
115 W Pine Street
Poplar Bluff, MO
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies
Hours
Mon-Sat

Blackwell Baldwin Chevrolet Body Shop
(573) 785-0893, 001-2004
621 South Westwood Boulevard
Poplar Bluff, MO
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Larry Hillis Dodge
(573) 686-5555
3211 N Westwood Boulevard
Poplar Bluff, MO
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Truck Auto Body,Tune up Repair,Van Dealers,Used Truck Dealers

Blackwell Baldwin Ford Lincoln
(573) 785-6484
801 S Westwood Boulevard
Poplar Bluff, MO
Services
Alignment Repair,Engine Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Used Car Dealers,Auto Dealers

Centerpoint Energy-Mississippi River Transmission
(573) 785-9400
4011 Township Line Road
Poplar Bluff, MO
 
Blackwell Baldwin Ford Body Shop
(573) 785-6484, 001-2004
801 South Westwood Boulevard
Poplar Bluff, MO
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Gilmore Tire Center Inc
(573) 686-6026
Highway 67 N
Poplar Bluff, MO
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Plaza Tire Service
(573) 785-3938
1036 W Pine St
Poplar Bluff, MO
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Transmission Physician
(573) 785-1411
3386 South Westwood Boulevard
Poplar Bluff, MO
 
Stucker Radiator Service
(573) 785-5372
417 North E Street
Poplar Bluff, MO
Services
Electrical Repair,Radiator Repair

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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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