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Author Topic:   comp cams
cobb
Member
posted August 26, 2003 10:32 PM
have yall had any problems with com cams breaking? lost my motor sat night. i don't know if the cam broke and hit the rods or the rod broke and hit the cam but i had cam coming out of the back of the block (the end of the cam anyway)$800 worth of rods down the tube(and the block,and the crank,and the oil pan,and the pistons,even busted most of the lifters).i've heard that coms. are bad about doing that.i still coasted to 3Rd place


racer17j
Member
posted August 26, 2003 10:49 PM
i have never heard of a cam breaking on it's own if i was a betting man my money would be on bottom end failure before cam failure


Wheels47
Member
posted August 31, 2003 08:06 PM
ive ran the same comp cam for two yrs and never a problem. grenaded the engine a few weeks ago because of bad machine shop work(all the piston pins started coming out and two did). the comp cam and lifters are the only thing that was salvagable.


popwillis
Member
posted September 01, 2003 07:08 AM
cams break from excessive spring pressure.

a car i was involved with broke 2 cams in a few week period.

66jj
Member
posted September 01, 2003 09:57 AM
oh yeah when both cams broke it did nothing but mess up 6 valves.



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