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Tuning Your Camshaft for Maximum Power

by Charles Reichard (Written for Oval Track Racers) Most Stock Car racers have been faced with trying different cams in their cars and not seeing the results they think they should. Frequently this is followed by selling or giving the cam to a fellow racer who finds it is the best cam he ever ran…. Read more »

Maintaining Your Engine Crucial to Cam Performance

As your car accumulates mileage, maintenance is essential to ensuring your engine doesn’t quit. Gaskets dry out, leaks and holes appear and belts stretch. Making sure your plugs and hoses are in top working order is also imperative. Poor maintenance can also lead to serious cam problems. As they say, timing is everything. Truer words… Read more »

Some thoughts on cam and lifter wear

There has been a lot of discussion regarding the increase in flat tappet cam failure the last few years. Much finger pointing goes toward our only domestic flat lifter supplier, Stanadyne. We started using Stanadyne lifters about a year and a half before the lifter shortage hit. We had NO increase in lifter failures when… Read more »

2 Barrel Carbs

The 2 barrel carburetor in Oval track racing This article is not intended as a do it yourself article but rather a guide to the modifications required to make 2 bbl carburetors competitive in oval track racing. Make no mistake; there are very few truly stock 2 barrel carburetors in oval track racing at any… Read more »

Choosing a proper cam for stock cars

One of the most difficult tasks facing today’s racer is camshaft selection. The advertising in the camshaft industry is often misleading and contradictory. The important information about lobe designs is not available and if it were, few people would know what it means. Everyone wants the latest trick of the week and that trick seems… Read more »

Charles Reichard

(Written for Oval Track Racers) Most Stock Car racers have been faced with trying different cams in their cars and not seeing the results they think they should. Frequently this is followed by selling or giving the cam to a fellow racer who finds it is the best cam he ever ran. Why did this… Read more »

Degreeing a Cam

1. Tools needed a. Degree wheel.  Can be any size, Larger is more accurate b. Dial indicator,  .500 or 1 inch (1 inch is usually cheaper)with a magnetic base or suitable bracket for attachment to the block or lifter bore. c. Lifter, preferably with extension, or tool that holds the indicator and fits in the… Read more »

Flat Tappet Camshafts

Hydraulic and Mechanical We are proud to introduce you to Camcraft’s flat tappet cam profiles. These are our own state of the art computer designs. Camcraft has retained a world renown camshaft design consultant with over 50 years experience to develop these profiles, featuring large nose radius, maximum velocity, high opening acceleration, lower closing acceleration,… Read more »