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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 20, 2:30 PM Thread Starter
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Camshaft company of choice?

Straub tech
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post #2 of 49 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 20, 2:44 PM
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Re: Camshaft company of choice?

I prefer Comp but it would depend on the application and HP goal.
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post #3 of 49 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 20, 2:44 PM
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Re: Camshaft company of choice?

I am using a custom grind Bullet thanks to Mike Lewis and Tim at Bullet.
Before that I had a UDHarold custom grind from Custom Camshaft Company,where Harold was working at the time.
I would use a custom grind over an off the shelf grind in any future builds.
Not a fan of Comp...
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post #4 of 49 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 20, 2:52 PM
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Re: Camshaft company of choice?

I'm pretty happy with the roller cam I'm running from Straub Tech.

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Re: Camshaft company of choice?

I used Cam Motion with great success. Hr 355 11.70's and SR for my 406 10.69.
My son has a custom Comp HR and it runs great also!

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post #6 of 49 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 20, 3:13 PM
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Re: Camshaft company of choice?

My Straub cam set up is great.

461" BBC 11.25:1 Compression
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post #7 of 49 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 20, 3:31 PM
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Re: Camshaft company of choice?

I've ran Isky, Comp, Crower, Crane, Jones, and Lunati. To me, they were all quality pieces. If you are using them to help you spec your cam, then it comes down to who you seem to think is giving you the best guidance, who is most friendly, and then price could be a factor. Some people dog on the cam tech lines of some of the mfg, so it may just be if you can get to know your guy, talk to him more than once and build a relationship so you can trust what they tell you.
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post #8 of 49 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 20, 3:39 PM
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Re: Camshaft company of choice?

I am very happy with this Howards Cam in my BBC
https://www.howardscams.com/hydrauli...cams-120255-12

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post #10 of 49 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 20, 4:12 PM
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Re: Camshaft company of choice?

I've been very happy with the cams i've run from Bullet.


But the solid roller (blower) in my wife's car is a Comp spec'd by Steve Morris, i've been pretty impressed with the power the car makes and how easy it is on valve train parts.
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Re: Camshaft company of choice?

I would take for granted that each cam from a given vendor will operate reliably. The difference in incremental performance will come from using someone like Straub (whom I have used) or Jones (whom I would like to try) because of their ability to understand your build to give you the most optimal cam for your configuration. It's worth the money.

I put a Straub roller in a restored car of mine. It had tremendous mid-range torque. To make it more subdued, I replaced it with an HFT which would not run with the roller and that was the ONLY change.

I'm building a LT-1 clone motor and purchased a Summit factory replacement camshaft. It will do all it needs to for me but I'm sure it could do better with some camshaft scrutineering.

I'm planning a blower motor build for another car and wanted to talk with Mike Jones about that one.
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Re: Camshaft company of choice?

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I used Cam Motion with great success. Hr 355 11.70's and SR for my 406 10.69.
My son has a custom Comp HR and it runs great also!
Cammotion only does LS cams now.
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Re: Camshaft company of choice?

I recently built a 496 BBC with a Howard’s 275 @ 0.006”, 221 @ 0.050” HFT. Cam degreed in perfectly at advertised ICL. Valvetrain is dead quiet even with worn out lifter bores and Crower Enduro 1.7 full roller rockers providing 0.550” lift. Cam core appeared identical to the Jones HFT I have.

I wasn’t impressed with some of the documentation. They included the Morel roller lifter instructions recommending 0.0017-0.0018 lifter bore clearance, which exceeds GM spec for flat tappets. The cam card 0.006 events are wrong. They appear to assume the cam is symmetrical, which it is not.
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Bullet and Howards.


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Cammotion only does LS cams now.
They've been for a while now.
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