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Old 11-08-2017, 01:30 PM
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Hello All,

Anybody got decent fast road cam for sale?

As I'm building my engine, I find it has been equipped with a Kent GP1 cam, which is probably not going to give me the sort of drive I would like when I'm finished. I was planning to go with it and see how it behaved but then when building the head I found that I don't have the right lash pads and if I merely go bigger on the lash pads will likely need spring caps too. So rather than spend a shed load of money that may not give me the drive I would like, I thought it might be better to cut my loses and go for a less aggressive cam.

All suggestions are welcome and many thanks in advance.

Phil
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Old 11-08-2017, 02:08 PM
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I'm also interested in recommendations for a "drivable" all rounder cam to go in my 280/n42.
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:48 PM
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Hi Phil

Have you looked at the ZStore?

http://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/PR...c12e03/10-2000

They have Schneider cam kits that might give you some ideas, a bit expensive mind you. Think Mr F. at MJP can also supply
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:54 PM
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I'm also interested in recommendations for a "drivable" all rounder cam to go in my 280/n42.
Here is my recommendation John.
All based on reliable scientific data with printouts to back it up.
Nissan L7 grind.
Developed by Nissan for rallying back in the day. 99996-E1036
Often copied seldom bettered.
0.475 lift. 270deg duration
Needs new Schnieder springs and matching deep seat spring caps and approx 160 lash pads.Or similar items of another high quality brand.
Genuine Nissan item NLA but possible to get a regrind to that spec.
On a L28 with decent compression(10.5ish) it will give good torque from 2500 to 6000.
Expect peak power around 220hp @5700rpm depending on the quality of everything surrounding the cam and around 225torques at 4500.
Figures from an engine from us and measured on a well respected test rig.

You will probably need a "nice" set of 40dcoe webers in the mix
I might be able to "find" some

And in case moderator thinks I am hijacking Phil/Peatos thread I can confirm Phill and myself have already had a similar conversation in private.
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:22 PM
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Thanks Huw, I have been considering US suppliers and will go that route if necessary but thought I would look a bit closer to home first. I'll give Mike a call at MJP, thank you.

Hello Johnymd, I can confirm that indeed Pete (pmac) and myself have had much discussion upon this subject and has helped me tremendously with the understanding of my engine and set, which ultimately lead to this original post. If had not been for Pete's advice I may have ended up putting my engine back together as it was and then needed to do a lot of corrective action afterwards or worse.
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Hi, I've a piper 286 going spare
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Old 11-08-2017, 05:54 PM
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Hello Franky .... will PM you
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Old 11-08-2017, 05:59 PM
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Hi, I've a piper 286 going spare
Pointless quoting the duration without the lift.
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Old 11-08-2017, 06:08 PM
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Pointless quoting the duration without the lift.
Its the model of Piper camshaft, so though the power of google he'll be able to get the rest of the details, or the old fashioned phone way.
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Here is my recommendation John.
All based on reliable scientific data with printouts to back it up.
Nissan L7 grind.
Developed by Nissan for rallying back in the day. 99996-E1036
Often copied seldom bettered.
0.475 lift. 270deg duration
Needs new Schnieder springs and matching deep seat spring caps and approx 160 lash pads.Or similar items of another high quality brand.
Genuine Nissan item NLA but possible to get a regrind to that spec.
On a L28 with decent compression(10.5ish) it will give good torque from 2500 to 6000.
Expect peak power around 220hp @5700rpm depending on the quality of everything surrounding the cam and around 225torques at 4500.
Figures from an engine from us and measured on a well respected test rig.

You will probably need a "nice" set of 40dcoe webers in the mix
I might be able to "find" some

And in case moderator thinks I am hijacking Phil/Peatos thread I can confirm Phill and myself have already had a similar conversation in private.
Would this be the cam commonly called the Datsun 74degree?
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:43 AM
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Here is my recommendation.....All based on reliable scientific data with printouts to back it up.
Might you share a dyno graph please Pete ? I have a chap over here desperately looking for a rallye cam after 'the specialist' here fitted one as part of an expensive build and...well, let's just say nothing worked as it should !
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Old 12-08-2017, 01:51 PM
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[QUOTE=franky;277660]Hi, I've a piper 286 going spare[Hello Franky, apparently your PM inbox is full, so I can't send you a message

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Phil]
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Old 12-08-2017, 07:56 PM
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Hi Phil,
I have a cam that may suit you. It's a Kent cam designed for fast road. Check the photos for the cam code/ grind. It's barely been used as I've swapped it for a standard cam. I bought the car with this cam and triple webers and I've returned it to an original set up. The cam as far as I can see has absolutely no wear, or at least u cannot feel any wear and I don't think it had been in the car long before I removed it.

If your interested pm me, I'm not looking for much just want to move it on to someone who will make use of it.

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