Replacement Camshaft Rock Springs WY

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

Green River & Rock Springs
(307) 875-8118
392 1%2F2 E%2C Fl aming Gorge Way
Green River, WY
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Engine Rebuilding, Auto Transmissions
Hours
24 Hours 7 Days

Plains Tire Company
(307) 382-5840
1155 Dewar Dr
Rock Springs, WY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Action Transmission
(307) 362-8605
112 Pyramid Drive
Rock Springs, WY
 
Six States Distributors Inc
(307) 382-6894
425 Mohawk Drive
Rock Springs, WY
Services
Clutch Repair

Rock Springs Honda
(307) 362-5015
401 N Center Street
Rock Springs, WY
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Motorcycle Fabrication,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair

Checker OReilly Auto Parts
(307) 362-1284
1265 Dewar Drive
Rock Springs, WY
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Clutch Repair

Oasis Emission Consultants
(307) 382-3297
2730 Commercial Way
Rock Springs, WY
Services
Mufflers Repair

Overland Trail Transmission Company
(307) 352-6000
2515 Foothill Boulevard
Rock Springs, WY
 
Tire Den Tire Factory
(307) 382-4700
202 Industrial Dr
Rock Springs, WY
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Autozone
(307) 362-2700
1285 Dewar Dr
Rock Springs, WY
Services
Auto Parts

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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