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Old 12-16-2003, 22:31   #1 (permalink)
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blue racer cams..

i have a camshaft sheet in my hands now from speed-pro in dandy, in it had cams by crane cams labeled as blue racer cams. there is 1 in there with the same specs as a crane 246 for $134
The owner also told me something interesting over the phone about the lifters too, said they are all made in the same place then labeled up as crane/crow etc. solid lifter set was $140
anyways i was wondering if anyone uses these blue racer cams?
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Re: blue racer cams..

Alot of parts all come from the same factories, but dont all use the same materials, or conform to the same specifications, you may get lucky with a cheaper part that they used better stuff as they had to meet an order and had no cheap stuff on hand, but you generally get what you pay for in todays world, long gone are the days of the cheap bargain being as good as the real product, but having said that there is some top price crap out there too.

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Re: blue racer cams..

qwikcorty: I too use Speed Pro. Chris, Dave & the boys know their shite. I have installed 6 blue racer camshafts of varying specs in varying engines.

The results have been mixed. Some dialled in performed well. Others were up to 12 degrees out, and dialled in, didn't perform like i thought they should.

Cheap cams though :)
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Re: blue racer cams..

hmm ill still give them a go i think, is a degree wheel necessary?
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Re: blue racer cams..

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hmm ill still give them a go i think, is a degree wheel necessary?
unless you are extremely lucky..yes
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Old 12-21-2003, 13:47   #6 (permalink)
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Re: blue racer cams..

absolutetly.

If you going to spend $150 on a cam upgrade, then you can spend the 10 to 15 mins to make sure it is going to do what it is supposed to do.

advanced or retarded cam timing will affect performance a lot.
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Re: blue racer cams..

i have used the blue racer cams a few times on various motors all where driven daily with regular thrashing and never had one die, as far as i know most of those engines r still alive, and your correct blue racer cams are actually crane ( it says so on the box ) and most do come from the same factory you are paying for the brand at the end of the day not always the quality.
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Re: blue racer cams..

whats the process of checking the cam if its installed dot to dot? do i need a dial indicator or any other fancy equipment?
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Re: blue racer cams..

If its a street car, i'd just throw it in. Of all the cams i've degreed, ive never had to move one.
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Re: blue racer cams..

Dial it in. It is worth the 10 minutes it takes.

A degree wheel of some sort and a dial indicator make it easy.

blue racers are a reasonable cam.

But i've never installed a blue racer with either standard or aftermarket timing gears that have dialled in at zero. some have been close, but 1 in particular was 12 degrees out. 12 degrees retarded timing will not give the results desired.
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