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#2455829 - 02/22/18 06:29 PM RKE Camshaft info?
peabodyracing Offline
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I ended up with a new big block camshaft still in the original box, marked RKE Camshafts.

Numbers on the label are 91055 and 111801. No cam spec sheet in the box.

It came from a long time drag racer but he couldn't remember any specifics either, other than saying he wouldn't have saved it unless it was some form of a high performance cam. My memory is such anymore that I sure can't criticize him for that.

Most searching I've done comes up blank. What little I have found makes me think they were an aftermarket parts manufacturer of some sort. They did do a trademark registration at some point but it doesn't appear that was maintained.

Did find one mention in an AMC forum, but that was a dead end too.

Anyone here know anything about them by chance? Thanks in advance.
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#2456961 - 02/24/18 07:10 PM Re: RKE Camshaft info? [Re: peabodyracing]
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Looks like they are a manufacture comp out of Canada, and they have produced cams lifters and water pumps and such. They do have a web site and can answer direct questions through a pop up window that shows up.

You can measure it yourself to get some close estimates to its size with a dial or mechanical caliper. Is it a BB mopar cam for sure?

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#2457190 - 02/25/18 06:56 AM Re: RKE Camshaft info? [Re: Sport440]
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Thanks much for the info. I've tried again and am not coming up with a website. I've tried Bing and Google both, but will admit searching is not my forte.

Dimensionally it sure appears it's a big block cam.
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#2458055 - 02/26/18 05:27 PM Re: RKE Camshaft info? [Re: peabodyracing]
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I used google, tried it again today and it wouldn't come up. But went back to Saturday when I found it; it likes the words {rke camshafts} but without the parenths.

rke camshafts or maybe this will work for you.

https://www.trademark.com IMO, it would be easier to get some calipers out and just measure it. That way you would know the approximate lift, that would give you a clue to its duration. example, .480 lift probably around 238/241 @ .050


Edit, the http didn't work for me. just try rke camshafts in lower caps.


If you use rke cams, rke mopar cams, doesn't work on google.


Edited by Sport440 (02/26/18 05:29 PM)

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#2458279 - 02/27/18 07:51 AM Re: RKE Camshaft info? [Re: Sport440]
peabodyracing Offline
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I did as you recommended and come up with about 478 lift.

I appreciate your help! I'm dangerous now.
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#2458395 - 02/27/18 11:27 AM Re: RKE Camshaft info? [Re: peabodyracing]
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Put that cam in a motor and degree the lobes up scope
I would check at .020 and .050 as well as the lobe centers on both exhaust and intakes and go from there, .478 lobe lift is a big race lobe work
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#2458436 - 02/27/18 12:43 PM Re: RKE Camshaft info? [Re: Cab_Burge]
peabodyracing Offline
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I should have been clearer in my last post. I measured lobe height compared to the base diameter and multiplied the difference by 1.5.

Assuming this is correct, I don't know that it's anything that special.
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#2458514 - 02/27/18 03:26 PM Re: RKE Camshaft info? [Re: peabodyracing]
Sport440 Offline
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Originally Posted By peabodyracing
I should have been clearer in my last post. I measured lobe height compared to the base diameter and multiplied the difference by 1.5.

Assuming this is correct, I don't know that it's anything that special.



Yep, you did that right, average .480 lift cam. Back in the day, All those mild .480 lift cams were called, 3/4 cams. Yep, Ive got a 4 barrel, headers and a 3/4 cam, oh yeah shes a racer. laugh2

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#2458576 - 02/27/18 06:22 PM Re: RKE Camshaft info? [Re: Sport440]
peabodyracing Offline
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Thanks again for your guidance!

You were laughing about the 3/4 race cam terminology; years ago I was in a local speed shop and a guy walked in wanting a cam, but didn't want something as radical as a 3/4.

Asked if they had a 5/8th. The counter guy managed to keep a straight face and handled it well. We were all idiots to some extent. I remain so to this day it seems.
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#2458590 - 02/27/18 06:57 PM Re: RKE Camshaft info? [Re: peabodyracing]
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Originally Posted By peabodyracing
Thanks again for your guidance!

You were laughing about the 3/4 race cam terminology; years ago I was in a local speed shop and a guy walked in wanting a cam, but didn't want something as radical as a 3/4.

Asked if they had a 5/8th. The counter guy managed to keep a straight face and handled it well. We were all idiots to some extent. I remain so to this day it seems.



I don’t know if you are on Facebook or not but some of the mopar groups make my life worth living. I don’t even watch comedians anymore as I get my daily laughs and without I don’t think I could make it through our PA Winters. Lol. Most of the guys will go out of their way trying to help guys but you soon learn some can’t be helped.
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#2458644 - 02/27/18 09:18 PM Re: RKE Camshaft info? [Re: pittsburghracer]
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