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Flathead six camshaft?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dumprat, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. dumprat
    Joined: Dec 27, 2006
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    I did a bunch of searching but can't find anything. Where can I get a new high lift cam for a plymouth flathead six? I know Edgy does his own regrinds but I am looking for something else. Does Isky still make them? Any thoughts?
     
  2. You might give these guys a call...CONTRERAS CAMSHAFTS....
    SHOP phone...909-597-5950
    Chino, California.
     
  3. RichFox
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    Do you require a new billit cam? Can you live with a regrind. Are you mad at Earl?
     
  4. punkroder
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  5. dontlifttoshift
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    This guy has all kinds of cool stuff for flathead six. When I talked to him a long time ago he was even working on a finned head.

    Phillips Performance Parts
    17105 Moore Rd.
    Mt. Vernon WA,98273
    J.B Phillips,Owner
    (306).445.4800
     
  6. dumprat
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    From what I have found out Phillips is not around anymore. No I am not mad at Earl but I want to know what I am getting for a regrind. he won't post up the specs that have been able to look at. I want a cam with about .450 lift and 280 duration with about 110 seperation. The local guys can only grind what they have patterns for. The p4-d25 site is more retortion stuff from what I have been able to find.
     
  7. RichFox
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    You could try Dema Elgin. He has no "Standard" cam slection. If he was to regrind your cam he would need to plot it before commiting to what is possable. He can of course grind a billit cam for you if you want to spend the money. Same thing for Earl I would think. .450 seems like a lot of lift for a flathead. Not sure about your engine but it won't happen on a lot of them.
     
  8. I know Earl has the old Isky 280 /448 grind, because he and I have talked about it.

    Unfortunately I don't have a clue what the LDA is.
     
  9. Dynaflash_8
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    Delta.

    I got one with 112 lsa, 236 duration and around 480 lift.

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  10. I had Earl regrind a cam for the Dodge 230 in my '39 Ply. He offered 3 different grinds to choose from. He turned the job around very quickly and I'm pleased with the performance I'm getting from the cam.
     
  11. dumprat
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    Might have to give delta a call. Marty how much did that cam cost ya?
     
  12. 73RR
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    Hey Tony, it appears that Contreras Camshafts has a new phone number (1327 Lewis St Anaheim, CA 92805) 714-533-6033

    As for the Mopar stick be sure to call George Asche...814.354.2621

    .
     
  13. dumprat
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    Pulled the head off tonight. Should accept a cam with .450 lift without milling the valve pockets. That is without figuring in the head gasket either.
     
  14. 43gman
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    I just got my regrind back from Dave Generous at Cam Techniques in Florida. I asked him to come up with a good street cam that would wake up my &#8217;33 189 motor.

    He ground the stock cam to a .318 lift with the duration at 256&#8221;. As you know, the separation is a little more difficult to produce with a regrind, as he is only able to &#8220;move&#8221; the lobe so far. That is the obvious value of a billet grind, but like Rich Fox said, get ready to get your wallet out.

    Dave has done L-100 Ford cams for me for years, and does a good job for a very reasonable price. He will work with you on the profile as to what you are looking for. I think you should definitely give him a call: 941-727-5552.
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2011
  15. Kingsway
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    vintagepowerwagons.com has what they call a "performance camshaft" listed in thier inventory not sure the specs though.
     
  16. Dynaflash_8
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    i think the regrind was only like $89 or somthing.
     
  17. dumprat
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    Yup I am going to give them a call.
     
  18. Country Gent
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
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    Check with Oregon Cams. They have a few in house grinds close to Isky. Can resuface your lifters also. I had a Isky grind offered by "Honest Charlie" back in the 60s. Join the "Inline Motors" community. You will find some kool info with it.
     

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