Replacement Camshaft State College PA

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J & P Pro Auto Services Inc
(814) 826-3756
1692 North Atherton Street
State College, PA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday Closed
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Certifications : ASE, Napa, Napa 12 Month/12,000 Miles
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Air Conditioning/Heating, Alignment, Alternator, Battery, Belts & Hoses, Catalytic Converter, Clutch Cylinder, Cooling System, Diagnostics, Drive Belt, Electrical System, Exhaust Systems, Filters & Fluids, Fuel Injector, Fuel Pump, Fuel System, Head Gasket, Headlight/Headlamp, High Performance Service, Ignition, Inspection, Muffler, Oil Pan, Oil Pump, Oxygen Sensor, Parts, Radiator, Restoration Service, Shocks & Struts, Spark Plugs, Starter, Thermostat, Timing Belt, Tune-Up, Water Pump, Window M
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Roan''s Body Shop
(814) 234-1180
116 S Corl St
State College, PA
Services
Auto Body

Midas Muffler State College
(814) 237-8200
2298 N Atherton St
State College, PA
Services
Mufflers Repair

Firestone Tire & Service Centers
(814) 238-5505
Hills Plaza Shopping
State College, PA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

AAMCO
(814) 234-4114
2146 E. College Ave.
State College, PA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Walk''s Service Centers
(814) 238-2886
827 S Atherton St
State College, PA
Services
Mufflers Repair

Pep Boys Automotive Superstores
(814) 861-1680
Us Rote 26 & E Cllge
State College, PA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Tire Town Inc
(814) 238-2190
2045 N Atherton St
State College, PA
Services
Mufflers Repair

Sears Roebuck and Co
(814) 231-5682
2831 E College Ave
State College, PA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Napa Auto Parts
(814) 238-0581
2260 N Atherton St
State College, PA
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

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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