383 cam selection

Discussion in 'High Performance Modifications' started by Brad Burris, Feb 5, 2021.

  1. Zstar

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    do you really want a roller cam ground on a cast iron core? That IS what most of the more affordable rollers are; including Howards. Why do that when you CAN get a USA Steel Billet roller for even $ less? If you know where to look ... All under $250 ... here ...

    https://www.summitracing.com/search...=part-type&SortBy=Default&SortOrder=Ascending

    take a look at 8803. All Four are on 112 LSA, are made in USA, are Steel Billet & are step-nose.

    I like a shorter LSA myself, but the above are a great value for their intended apps.
     
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    Just asking - are Howard's cams not a quality product, made in USA?
     
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    Howard’s has several different cores. Their solid rollers are steel billet made and ground in USA. They will build them to a custom spec , including step nose if you prefer, or you can buy off the shelf grinds. I ordered mine with the steel billet core and the everwear gear (melonized) so I can run an everwear distributor gear, or bronze or composite.
     
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    Just know that I've ran several Howard's HR cams in the past few years, never a failure on the cam. I tossed a retro fit roller out of the hole, they sent me a complete new set of lifters and cam. Likely my fault though, too many rpm's on the juice, had limit set on 6.8K. Drove it through the lights (1/8th) in 2nd.
     
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    the cheaper howards rollers are on cast cores; many others brands likewise. OP mentioned howards; I answered. Not an attack on howards. It's that I think a steel billet core is better than a cast core. I found billet steel alternative at a good price. YMMV
     
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    Ask Chad what his thoughts would be for a cam.
     
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    Sorry for the delay. Found out my dog has bone cancer in her right rear leg. Don’t if it has metastasized yet. Full grown German Shepherd. I have been a mess. When one starts a thread you should stay with it. And I apologize. I called Chad he mentioned a Howard’s cam on a similar if not identical engine. It made 647 hp. But it was a solid roller. More cam than I need on a street cruiser. So I called Howard’s. Howard’s called Chad. They came up with a cam. On 110. So than Kirk at Howard’s said maybe you should do the same cam on 112. The 110 is available NOW from Summit. 4 week’s minimum on 112. That’s it in a nut shell. I may just wait. But my current cam is 110. So? I was just worried about power brakes. That’s it. Thanks to all I know everyone is trying to help.
     
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    First off, sorry about your dog, and no need to apologize, hope he/she will be ok.

    If your power brakes, I would go with the 112 LSA.
     
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    Same issue with a Lunati cam I want on a 112 instead of a 110. Was told new blanks are 4 or so weeks out.
     

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