Originally Posted by Syith
Just a few ? who makes them, are they forged, and how aggressive are they. There are very few that makes cams well. I was in a shop to see drag cams made alot goes into them.
"I don't really want to say the name of the company quite yet.
The cams come from South America (where Astra's are common) so it's unlikely anyone knows the company name.
This company has been building race cams since 1964... and the blanks are built out of high quality cast iron.
They have a USA office.... which is way easier to deal with than getting stuff from South America. ( trust me on this one... it's way way harder than getting things from UK/Europe )
Like I said.... their primary business is for race applications.... and if they won't sell their cams in a less aggressive form I'm sure I can get a bulk quantity reground to new specifications in the USA.
Since they are allready very aggressive I'm sure it would be easy to grind them down a little.... may increase the cost slightly but I'm hoping the original manufacturer will be willing to negotiate.
The only reason reprofiling costs so much is that they typically take OEM cams and add material to raise lift and duration.... where as these ones don't need material added.... the grinding job is extreemly simple and there are dozens of companys which will do high quality regrinds.
Who knows.... I could even get the "blanks" for a cheap price and have them ground to my own specifications.
Lots of options.... but the only way to go forward with this is if there is significant interest.