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zeroracing
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Total posts: 1876
posted May 26, 2005 01:45 PM  
I was talking to a local builder(just got back from being away for a long time). Anyways he was, and I was, woundering about a motor purchase deal. I mean most places I see are going to where you almost just call and say I want this level(claimer, midrange parts, or expensive) motor. Anyways would anybody be interested in a motor similar to that, but also as an added deal you go out run the motor, and if you think the cam is wrong, for your taste, then they will replace it or redegree it for no extra charge(not even parts). You would have to run the motor at least 2 times though and after the first time if your not happy with the cam choice, then work with gears or lash changes with the builder, then if still think it could be better they will replace it for no charge.
I think this sounds like a good deal for the budget racer expecially, I have heard guys say "i wished the cam came in lower or higher or more torque or less" but due to budget are stuck with the cam.
what do you guys think of the idea?

TEAMPCR
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Total posts: 238
posted May 26, 2005 01:53 PM  
Jason, Would it not be easier, simply to install the proper camshaft in the first place?

I'm just messin' witcha, dude. Sounds like a decent deal to me. If I could afford to have my engines proffessionally built, I'd do that deal. Dave

zeroracing
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Total posts: 1876
posted May 26, 2005 03:03 PM  
Well some guys want a certain cam, others want a big cam, others smaller, and sometimes they put the wrong cam in for track.
Also know one guy that called a large cam manufacture and ask them which cam to recomend, then did it again the next week, and the next. All three times he got a different cam recomendation. Also he currently does some of the motors that run upfront around my area, and they can have similar motors but each driver wanted or likes a totally different cam, one wants low end torque the other wants drivabilty.

Have you got your car out yet? how did it run?

TEAMPCR
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Total posts: 238
posted May 27, 2005 09:47 AM  
Engine ran great, spun it about 8000 rpm. Handling wasn't too bad. Had a guy spin in front of me on a restart in the 'b' and pretty much destroyed the front stub. I'm done. Oh well, po'.op happens

zeroracing
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Total posts: 1876
posted May 27, 2005 02:01 PM  
you race up around kc right? there is a frame shop on noland road that does pretty good work for not too much, they bent back a friends car once.

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