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Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 11:44 pm 
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One of my mates told me that crow cams are crap because of a softer metal compound than others. Any opinions?
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Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 12:08 am 
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Nah, there a good company and there products are decent.
But if your just after a Stage 2 or somethign value for money you can't beat the Wade regrind.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:09 am 
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yeah ok, maybe it was just the one he had.
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Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:28 am 
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Ciggy_483 wrote:
yeah ok, maybe it was just the one he had.


Or maybe he was just talking I mean what made him decide it was made out of a softer compound? And softer than what? Did he actually do some fancy tests and compare it to other companies products or what?

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:30 am 
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nah the bloke in perth told him that.
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Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 3:05 am 
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Don't know why he said that but Crow make good quality cams. They are used in many race series and several big name ford mechanics use them too.
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Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 3:22 am 
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i thought they were good too, probably just a one off.
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Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 3:54 am 
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Dont crow just do what other billet grinders do and order blank cams from ford and grind them to their specs.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 11:29 am 
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Ciggy_483 wrote:
One of my mates told me that crow cams are crap because of a softer metal compound than others. Any opinions?

i,ve been told the same but not just crow but any cams apart from crane and comp cams which r world leaders,i,m after a particular comp cam but theres a 6 week wait from the u.s. i can get the same grind in aust but outlaws and my mechanic both gave me the same reason the metals r softer and they don't recommend

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:17 pm 
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iv heard bad things about crow aswell. my old man used to build drag engines and stuff and when i told him i was considering a crow cam he set me straight LOL. also i think OG or Outlaw speedshop told me they were crap, and i keep hearing the same thing, they just fall apart. not to worry, i beleive that the Stage 3 engine from Its Performance i just orded (mmm, lots of power :twisted: ...followed by lots of debt :( ) uses a wade cam.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:29 pm 
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i have used crow cams in two 2L escorts. the 2L escort engine is well known for exesive cam wear and finger follower wear. the last one had 490thou lift with 308degree duration and used very high pressure duoble springs.

it's now been running on the road for about 3 years to and from work and seeing alot of weekend high RPM work (7000rpm)

never had one problem and the cam still looks good, even for an escort.


the only thing i have againts crow cams is there cams for falons don't seem to work very well.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 12:07 am 
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hmmm ive been doing some research coz im looking into buying a cam soon... ive heard from 3 people that had bought complete cam kits that the valve springs they supply had broken but as far as ive been told the camshafts themselves are great. :?

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 12:59 am 
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you might want to look at a alted cam, these are purpose built for the I6 falcons, hundereds of hours of research has gone into the development, they should be avalible in a few weeks.
www.ALTEDPERFORMANCE.com
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Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 1:10 am 
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ive got a crow came and has been in the car for over 2 years i give the engine lotsa sh*t and no problems.... mate of myn had a ef xr8 with alotta engine work and had a crow cam and spun the dowls off the end of it and was told not to use them because they are soft metal i wouldnt mind knowing which of th cam is soft because they r billet cams and if its only the little metel dowl in the end breaking maybe the cam is fine but the dowl supplied by crow is of a softer metel and causes engine failiers....

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:42 pm 
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yeh nah one of the lobes broke off the cam itself.
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