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Author Topic:   degree a cam
posted October 18, 2004 05:22 PM
How important is it to degree a cam with a degree wheel. Weve tried to do it only once. what does it help do ?

posted October 18, 2004 06:16 PM
Degreeing in a cam for power is just as important as having the proper bearing clearances for longevity. Start at the grinders recommended setting. The timing gears could be off a little, or the cam or even the crank key and doing the checking lets you know that you've done the cam right. If you like the cam, you'll know where to set it in a different motor, or if the cam seams too big or too small, the first question the grinder will ask is where its set what do you tell him?
Once you learn how to degree a cam you can pay for the tools by degreeing cams for your friends.