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jwilson13
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Posted: 04/21/13 09:37 PM

Does it makes a big difference if an cam is degreed or not?  

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68scott385
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Posted: 04/22/13 11:56 AM

As long as it's installed "straight up", meaning the dots line up, no, BUT you won't know if the cam was actually ground the way it was supposed to be OR how much advance or retard was ground into it. Many off the shelf cams are ground with 2*-4* advance when intalled straight up. Without degreeing it you're assuminig they did their job correctly.  
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Dave632
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Posted: 04/22/13 04:22 PM

It can make a small difference in performance depending on what you are looking for.
I once put a cam in and changed the advance/retard 3 times just to see what happened. I started out with a 4 degree advance, then a 4 degree retard and then straight up. If I remember correctly the advance helped the 60' slightly with a little less trap speed and the retard helped the trap speed slightly with a slight loss in the 60'.  
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skyeking
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Posted: 04/23/13 10:38 PM

Hi there,
 I found with crane and redline cams that what you see is what you get for street work.
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jwilson13
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Posted: 04/29/13 06:30 PM

thanx guys for the info!
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jwilson13
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Posted: 04/29/13 06:30 PM

thanx guys for the info!
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