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shadoza
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 92
posted August 08, 2002 02:59 AM
Would and adjustable cam gear do anything for an otherwise stock engine? Well I don't really know how stock my engine is, but I do believe I can outdrive the others out there but they have much faster cars. we are about even on the turns and I stand still on the straights. I just started racing two months ago and really am ready to make my car a little faster. I am prolly gonna do some major head work during the winter, but just wondering if an adj. cam gear would make a significant change since it is reasonablly cheap and nothing major to install. Thanks in advance!!!

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Tom Asmus
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 219
posted August 09, 2002 12:27 AM
I have helped build a number of mini stocks with stock motors in them. We started messin with adjustable cam gears and they do help in my opinion! Mostly we had them on 2.3L ford motors. They are cheap horsepower to get all the power you can out of those little motors!!

gotmilk
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted August 11, 2002 02:08 PM
Hey Tom, what be the correct setting on an adj. sprocket for a stock 2.3 . I am also new at this and don't have alot of money to invest, but having a blast!! Thanks for your help. #12

gotmilk
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted August 13, 2002 08:06 PM
Shadaza, have you tried the sprocket on your stock moter yet? If it helps let us know!
Thanks #12 MASH

ministock#50
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted August 14, 2002 10:12 AM
The adjustable cam gear does help a stock motor alot, by retarding it you will get more top end, the more you retart the further your top end goes up, by advancing it, it gives you more bottom end, better starts, but you run out of power soon, when you retard it your not quit as fast on the starts, but you are much fast in the race, so when your using this you have to consider what is more important to you your starts or the race over a whole.

shadoza
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 92
posted August 16, 2002 07:55 AM
No I have not tried it yet, I probably wont try it until next year. Thanks everyone for all of your input in this subject.

KWTracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 233
posted August 16, 2002 07:58 AM
An adjustible sprocket helps on any motor. Its a good tuning tool and you'll notice a difference.

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