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Camshafts!

Post by ivaldes1 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:55 am

Hi all,

I know what camshafts and a youtube video from a Montana 500 winner/participant going 56 mph (not that I want to) attributing it to mostly camshaft. I see different camshafts from Lang's such as STIPE and Chaffin's catalog page 68. 'Reground' as well as 'Standard' as well as 'New Improved stock' and 'Hi Performance' What are the practical differences?

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Post by Henry K. Lee » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:41 am

What do you want your car to do is really the question. Anything over 260, the idle normally needs to be higher. 270, 280, 290, 310's its rough at idle depending on the increase in numbers, (being lift and duration). Camshafts, gear ratio's, porting, increase in valve size, carburetor, and ignition all go hand in hand. Really, what do you want your car to do? This is the most important question, then you match the needs.

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Post by Joe Bell » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:13 am

If you want stock performance the 250 is good but I figure if your going to spend 400. for a new cam go the 280, the regrinds I stay away from, cam walking forward and wearing out quicker from grinding through the induction hardening, the 290 does well in a light car or speedster, the 310 you have to do some work on the block to get it in there at least on a couple I did? But if you want more power buy a different car that already has it!


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Post by BobShirleyAtlantaTx » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:30 am

If your looking at having a camshaft ground, Norfleet Machine, 8323 Hoyle ave Dallas Tx, dose nice work for just a few $$. 214-381-1177. No connection, just a good guy to work with.

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Post by ewdysar » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:47 am

MTFCTulsa has a series of pages explaining Model T camshafts and the tradeoffs of various grinds that are available. It’s quite a bit of reading, but afterwards, you should be informed enough to feel confident in making a decision that meets your specific needs. Here’s the link...

http://mtfctulsa.com/Cams/

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Post by Chaffins » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:43 am

IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT THE CANSHAFTS DO IN TERMS OF PERFORMANCE ASK FOR A COPY OF OUR COMPUTER DYNO TEST THAT COMPARES THE STOCK, STIPE CAMS AND OUR 270 REGRIND AND 280 NEW CAMSHAFTS GLEN


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Post by Chaffins » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:43 am

IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT THE CANSHAFTS DO IN TERMS OF PERFORMANCE ASK FOR A COPY OF OUR COMPUTER DYNO TEST THAT COMPARES THE STOCK, STIPE CAMS AND OUR 270 REGRIND AND 280 NEW CAMSHAFTS GLEN


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Post by Scott_Conger » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:07 pm

Glen

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How best can I place an order?

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Post by ivaldes1 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:14 pm

Thanks for the replies. I need to change out the original 1925 valves and worn/dished pushrods to prevent an 'incident' so probably have to take the cam out anyway. I take my Touring to church every Sunday, get groceries and do the Texas T party touring once a year. This is my first T and I have had it for 3 years, 100 smiles per gallon. :-) -- IV

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Post by ivaldes1 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:38 pm

Seems like the 280 Camshaft will give a bit of a boost to normal runners like me without being overly aggressive?

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Re: Camshafts!

Post by ivaldes1 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:08 am

Do I need to have the 'Socket for removing camshaft timing gear nut' 3050BT for changing out a camshaft? -- IV

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