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#2451113 - 02/13/18 08:22 AM Cam cores (flat tappet)
DGS Offline
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Since a few years flat tappet failures have been going up. There are several factors involved (new aggressive lobes, oil formulation etc.) and one of them is the quality of the cam core. Which companies are still making flat tappet cam cores? Which cam grinder uses which company? Or do Comp Cams, Lunati, Bullet, Mike Jones all use the same cores?
Is there a reason why choosing one cam core over the other?

Thanks


Edited by DGS (02/13/18 08:23 AM)

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#2451166 - 02/13/18 10:26 AM Re: Cam cores (flat tappet) [Re: DGS]
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For flat tappet cam cores that fit a traditional B/RB or 59* SB Mopar with std journals.......I'd be pretty surprised if there was more than one or two places supplying cores.

Engine Power or Camshaft Machine.
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#2451600 - 02/14/18 08:04 AM Re: Cam cores (flat tappet) [Re: DGS]
DGS Offline
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Thanks! I was told that there are different quality cores/different hardness for flat tappet cams (e.g. EP2, HC, P55 for Engine Power). Not sure if this information is still correct.

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#2451619 - 02/14/18 09:10 AM Re: Cam cores (flat tappet) [Re: DGS]
rickseeman Offline
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I assume they all come from China as they seem to go flat so fast.
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#2451649 - 02/14/18 10:44 AM Re: Cam cores (flat tappet) [Re: DGS]
fast68plymouth Online   content
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It's correct for something like SBC...... Not a BB Mopar.

For flat tappet cores for that platform, i suspect there is probably only one core choice...... Maybe two(one wide lsa, one tight lsa).
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#2451775 - 02/14/18 04:00 PM Re: Cam cores (flat tappet) [Re: fast68plymouth]
BradH Offline
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Originally Posted By fast68plymouth
For flat tappet cam cores that fit a traditional B/RB or 59* SB Mopar with std journals.......I'd be pretty surprised if there was more than one or two places supplying cores.

Engine Power or Camshaft Machine.

Who was the "CW" that I used to see on my flat-tappet cams? Or am I confusing "CW" with "CM"?

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#2452024 - 02/15/18 03:09 AM Re: Cam cores (flat tappet) [Re: DGS]
DGS Offline
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Registered: 07/08/05
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Brad, I think it should read CWC (Campbell, Wyant, and Cannon Foundry - now known under CWC Textron) which is the foundry for the cores. They provide the cores for CMC and EPC.
According to the website they only produce two types of cores: ductile iron and alloyed gray iron. On CMCs webpage they only list one type (material) of core for Mopar BB flat tappet: Proferall (I assume it's Proferall ++). They have two different cores in terms of LSA/duration.
The same material is used for pretty much all flat tappet cams according to their catalog btw.

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#2452181 - 02/15/18 01:04 PM Re: Cam cores (flat tappet) [Re: DGS]
BradH Offline
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Right, "CWC"...

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#2452678 - 02/16/18 03:07 PM Re: Cam cores (flat tappet) [Re: DGS]
2boltmain Offline
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Registered: 07/26/03
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Loc: MI Allegan county
I have a new unused Engle Hyd Flat tappet cam I bought in 2002 for my 360. Is this camshaft old enough to be of the better quality metal then todays cams?

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