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Hans olsson
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posted 05-01-2001 02:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hans olsson   Click Here to Email Hans olsson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steel billet vs cast camshaft.Could we use a billet cam in our stock motor and would it be longer lasting? The look of the billet is so much better than the cast one. Is this a cost issue or something else? I know of the bronze dist gear. Hans.

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-71 351c Mustang E/SA 11.92-110 mph.
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Moneymaker
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posted 05-01-2001 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not legal in NHRA for stock eliminator with a flat tappet cam Hans.

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66351stang
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posted 05-01-2001 06:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66351stang   Click Here to Email 66351stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
in 25 years or so never had a problem with a cast cam shaft

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ponycar66,have you flown in a ford latley???????
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Moneymaker
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posted 05-01-2001 09:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stock eliminator camshafts have very radical profiles with lobes that are almost square. They are very hard on lifters and must be broken in carefully. I have not had many cams go flat either, but I have had a few. (1 or 2). None were ever stock eliminator cams though as I am very cautious on lifter choice.

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Hans olsson
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posted 05-02-2001 12:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hans olsson   Click Here to Email Hans olsson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex,we are about to put new lifters on our old cam. Do you feel that the break in has to be done all over again? Aside from shubeck lifters is there a difference in quality between the others? We have used comp cams high bleed and crane anti pump-up. Both seems to hold up fine. Thanks for all your help .Do you sell parts to europe? Hans.

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-71 351c Mustang E/SA 11.92-110 mph.
-87 volvo daily driver.

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posted 05-02-2001 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hans, you are good to go with your new lifters on an old cam. We ship parts all over the world.

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