Replacement Camshaft Yankton SD

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

Graham Tire Of Yankton
(605) 665-4406
103 W 4th St
Yankton, SD
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Tires Retail, Cars Service & Repair, Wheels & Tires Service & Repair
Products
Auto, Truck, Farm

Allseason Power Sports
(605) 665-5216
3609 W 8th Street
Yankton, SD
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication

Dakota Clean
(605) 665-6507
3206 E Sd Highway 50
Yankton, SD
Services
Truck Detailing

Fox Run Quik Lube
(605) 665-1810
2501 Fox Run Parkway
Yankton, SD
Services
Oil Change and Lube

Northtown Automotive
(605) 665-3618
3100 Broadway
Yankton, SD
Services
Truck Service Station

Rons Auto Glass
(605) 665-9841
1915 Broadway Avenue
Yankton, SD
Services
Auto Glass Repair

Tinting Pros
(605) 668-0411
1906 Broadway Avenue
Yankton, SD
Services
Auto Glass Repair

Big DS Atvs
(605) 260-9602
401 E 4th Street
Yankton, SD
Services
RV and Camper Repair

Southgate 66
(605) 665-4532
303 W 2nd St
Yankton, SD
Services
Retail Tire,Gas Stations

L and M Radiator Inc
(605) 664-8993
2204 W City Limits Road
Yankton, SD
Services
Radiator Repair

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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