Camshaft Availability

Hienkel429Hienkel429 Posts: 144Member
Does anyone know of someplace that has camshafts that are orderable.  I tried Russ Maas today and they said they dont have any in stock nor really plan on it. 




  • LanceLance Posts: 1,026Member
    New possibly Clifford. Used  I have.
  • Jon BJon B Posts: 7,329Administrator
    You might want to mention which year and engine you're speaking about.
  • Hienkel429Hienkel429 Posts: 144Member
    Taking a '56 with hydraulic lifters and replacing them with solid lifters and having to get a cam profiled (or new) for solid instead of hydraulic lifters. Ideally I'd like to get a 306344A or 309742A. 
  • Ol racerOl racer Posts: 2,573Senior Contributor
    Isky will regrind your stock Cam in couple different profiles. They need a Core though., 310 217 9232.. There are a few other Cam companies too, however I dont know those... 
  • LanceLance Posts: 1,026Member
    How about a 309742?
  • 50C8DAN50C8DAN Posts: 2,364Senior Contributor
    edited November 16
    Crane used to have some as I have one new in a box.
  • Hienkel429Hienkel429 Posts: 144Member

    What number is that cam in the box and do you have Crane's internal part or profile numbers?  It might be on the box.  


  • Hienkel429Hienkel429 Posts: 144Member

    I am trying to avoid using new lifters with a used cam, but will ring you if I hit some dead ends.  

  • jjbubaboyjjbubaboy Posts: 866Senior Contributor
    Their used to be a place in Tacoma, WA called Delta Cam.
    They had a heck of an inventory at one time...
    Not sure if they are still surviving.
  • BigSkyBigSky Posts: 976Senior Contributor
    edited November 20
    There are a bunch of places to get a cam re-ground & some will also add material back onto the lobes before putting a new grind on it.  

    Ol Racer knows his stuff & as he said Isky has numerous cam profiles from mild to full blown Bonneville cams for 308’s & even 212’s.  Delta Cams is another source.  I believe it was Egge who added material, then cut the stock profile back in a buddies 254ci straight 8 cams a few years ago.  

    My advice would be to definitely get a performance cam to wake these old motors up!  Btw, has anyone found a way to adapt a modern roller lifter to an old 212ci or a 254ci engine?
  • KdancyKdancy Posts: 2,499Senior Contributor
  • KdancyKdancy Posts: 2,499Senior Contributor
    email from Oregon Camshaft re-grinding---

    Yes we do grind those cams mostly back to stock specs.  We do have some of the popular performance grinds available for them also.  If you have a performance profile that you like and we don’t have it, we can make a copy off of an existing cam and reproduce it on other cams. Thanks


  • 50C8DAN50C8DAN Posts: 2,364Senior Contributor
    I will get my performance cam out tomorrow hopefully and if someone wants to pay to send it to Oregon Camshaft - they are a good bunch to make copies I have no problem in loaning it out.  I doubt I have the card that came with it any longer.  It was a Crane I believe.

  • Hienkel429Hienkel429 Posts: 144Member
    Thanks all.  I currently have a lead on a regrind.  It was a bit disheartening to call comp, isky, and crane and all I got was "Well do you have the spec card or the order number? We can't do anything with those part numbers." 

    It all works out in the end however.  Again thanks for all your efforts and hopefully someone in the future looking for a cam will find the thread. 

  • 50C8DAN50C8DAN Posts: 2,364Senior Contributor
    Kerry did Oregon say they had Hudson cores to grind from to make the duplicates?
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