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HOWARDS SOLID/MECHANICAL FLAT TAPPET CAMSHAFT .579/.600 LIFT 264/270 DURATION @0.050" FOR BBC CHEVY ENGINES
PART # 127522-12
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SOLID/MECHANICAL flat tappet style camshaft
This auction is for the camshaft only. No lifters included. See our other listings for many cam related accessories.
.579/.600 LIFT, 264/270 @ 0.050 lift DURATION, 112º LOBE SEP. Notice the precision quality of this cam.
We find the Howards brand cam to be more resistant to lobe failure than any of the others on the market. They have a better parkerizing treatment than any we have seen, and most importantly they are precise about the amount of lobe taper, "1.5 thousandths" See our other listings for many cam related accessories.
Bottom line - The Howards cam is much more reliable against break-in failure than most others on the market.
NOTE FROM OUR COMPANY PRESIDENT, SKIP WHITE
When I visit the local car shows, I talk to a good many people about what kind of cam they are running. Seems 8 out of 10 run cams one or even two steps below this. They claim not wanting to encounter drivability issues. I'm sure if they had the 110051 cam in their engine, they would have a completely different opinion. I take notice to what their cars sound like as they enter or leave the show, and I must say they sound weak, mild, etc. I can't think of anything so imbalanced as to have a street rod/hotrod, with a near stock sounding engine in it. It's a turnoff when they start the engine to leave. The little bit of rough idle lope is hardly noticeable. You don't have to give up drivability to have an engine that sounds strong.. As a matter a fact, those running these mild cams, are not even considered a street rod/hotrod in my opinion. My way of thinking, is that I know that the Chevy 350 engines in stock form, only produced around 175-200 hp, and then knowing that a new Nissan Altima 4 cylinder engine produces 175 hp, I certainly want to know my engine hp is well above the Altima 4 cyl. When I pull up in my 240Z with our Stage One 418hp 350 engine in it, 9 out of ten people comment that it sounds great. They know that sound, as they have heard it thousands of times at the drag strip, and it's the sound of power, crisp, deep, and somewhat erratic. Then when you step on it, the sound becomes explosive. Sure you will need a step or two up on your stall converter, but you have a hotrod, right. I have just posted a video clip on Youtube. Just type in Skips Datsun 240Z This video clip was done with an in car video camera at the drag strip. The car has our Stage One 418hp 350 engine in it. We were stalling on the car at about 2000 on the launch. You will clearly see this car is not suffering from drivability issues. . I think this would be an excellent way to give people an idea of how this cam sounds, not to mention how well it performs in the car when accelerating.
I want a cam to beat the ground at idle and when I step on it, I want it to make some power and sound great, that's a what having a street rod is all about in my opinion.
For those not familiar with the different type camshafts on the market, we will explain this to you. This camshaft is considered a flat tappet style cam. In other words a non roller type cam. It is not a roller cam, nor does it use roller lifters. It is considered a solid lift camshaft. It is a flat tappet mechanical camshaft. Many will tell us they are running roller rockers on there engine, or tell us they want to run them, when asking about this cam. There is no correlation between roller rockers and and a roller cam or any type cam. You can run roller rockers if you choose, and we advise it. The type cam you running has no bearing on what type rockers you have.
YOU WILL MOST LIKELY NOT BE ABLE TO RUN STOCK SPRINGS WITH THIS CAM. ACCORDING TO OUR HEAD BUILDER, MOST GM HEADS DO NOT HAVE SPRING SETUPS TO ALLOW THIS. WE DO HAVE THE MANY ACCESSORIES THAT MAY BE NEEDED FOR DOING A CAM SWAP IN YOUR ENGINE.
Those running a camshaft other than the mechanical flat tappet type cam such as what we are selling are usually into serious racing or want a roller camshaft for extended life, as they may run excessively high mileage. You can run the type cam we are offering for many years without a problem. The price of roller camshafts and lifters is very high compared to the type setup we are offering. This camshaft will last many years without a problem if break in procedures are followed correctly. You must be give great attention to this procedure.
Great experience very quick delivery great seller will use again
Reviewed by t***e on July 28, 2016, 7:02 p.m. | Permalink
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Great product thank you
Reviewed by h***9 on May 17, 2016, 10:07 p.m. | Permalink
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Thanks...fast shipping. Great item
Reviewed by b***c on Feb. 3, 2016, 4:03 p.m. | Permalink
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