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8620 steel camshaft

Post by 1972ho » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:57 pm

Do they make this type metal camshaft for flat tappet solids,and if so what do they sell for.

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Re: 8620 steel camshaft

Post by Walter R. Malik » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:16 pm

1972ho wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:57 pm
Do they make this type metal camshaft for flat tappet solids,and if so what do they sell for.
I know they used to ... I have a couple older NASCAR cams like that on the shelf right now.
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Re: 8620 steel camshaft

Post by 1972ho » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:43 pm

Are the ones you for a ford.

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Re: 8620 steel camshaft

Post by Charliesauto » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:06 pm

Yes in 8620, will cost you 850-1000, depending on what kind of deal you are on with the manufacturer.

Also can get tool steel core which will be thru hardened, cost you 1200-1400.

Both have to be polished to a pretty low RA and both need coated(DLC etc.) lifters, another 1200+.

A side benefit, you can run either in needle type cam bearings if you want.

Big money up front but probably worth it if you are really gettin after it.

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Re: 8620 steel camshaft

Post by hoffman900 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:33 pm

LSM will make them for you. Last time a friend bought them, they were $600ea / minimum order of 5. That is just the blank - pre actually grinding any lobes on them. This was also about 5 years ago.

So you’ll be in about $1000-1200 for the cam alone, each.

He had Crane (Chase Knight spec), Crower (with Bruce picking out the numbers), and LSM all grind one of each. All were with a couple degrees of duration at .050”, a few thousands of lift, and 2* LSA from each other. =D>
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Re: 8620 steel camshaft

Post by Mark O'Neal » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:17 am

I should have made 8620 cam cores instead of wrist pins.

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Re: 8620 steel camshaft

Post by CamKing » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:03 pm

1972ho wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:57 pm
Do they make this type metal camshaft for flat tappet solids,and if so what do they sell for.
We have the cores on the shelf(depending on journal size) for SB Chevy, and Ford 351w.
For a finished cam, you're looking at between $700-800
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Re: 8620 steel camshaft

Post by 1972ho » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:31 pm

What about the 351 Cleveland

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Re: 8620 steel camshaft

Post by CamKing » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:37 pm

1972ho wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:31 pm
What about the 351 Cleveland
We would have to machine the core. The price would be the same, but it would take a couple more weeks.
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