Anyone ever use a custom Straub Technologies cam for BB chevy??

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  1. QUAKE_WARS

    QUAKE_WARS Veteran Member

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    Im thinking of ordering a custom cam. Are they really as good a people say they are
    building custom cams? Soooooo many options out there. I want a roller sleeper cam.

    Let me know who has what and what you think. I have heard all but good about this company.
     
  2. Lowend

    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I've heard the name before, nothing negative. Unless you have something goofy in your combination or are trying to squeeze out the last 2 horsepower on a spec-class car we can probably design just as good of a cam using existing cam masters in the Isky/Crower/CompCams catalog for a lot less money.
     
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    Chris has a good following on many forums on the 'net , I've used a few of his BBC grinds with good results. He is also WD for a host of other speed parts and vendors

    I'm sure he can spec whatever you would like and the cost for a custom cam is really not much more than an off the shelf version.

    -TOM
     
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    I have a custom grind from him. Be honest with your flow numbers and power goal and he will get you there.
    Coming from a solid flat tappet cam that was 250/256 duration and 605/620 lift on a 108.
    His cam is a hydraulic roller 237/243 620/600 on a 109.
    Make the same power up top like it did and WAY more down low power. I also went from 6" of vacuum to 11.5/12.

    I love the way the car runs now, thing is brutal in the midrange.
    I used to spin it to 6500. I barely do 5500 now since it builds speed quicker than it used to. Would I buy it again? yes.
     
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    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Nice!
     
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    What compression (static)?
     
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    10.17:1
     
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    A very good friend of mine runs a pump gas 565 built by these guys. All steel 69 camaro street car runs mid to high 9's @ 140 mph. I can hear this thing coming a mile away. He drove down to TN to meet with these guys. It didn't happen over night but he is very pleased with the performance of his car.

    Rich
     
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    Not surprised to hear these comments, lot's to "picking" a cam, it makes your head spin when you get down to the details..... as the saying goes, nothing like a happy customer.....
     
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    Yep, I have picked I think only one can I think I was happy with the rest there always felt like something missing!
     

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