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Old 12-02-2005, 02:17   #1 (permalink)
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Blue Racer Cams.... any good?

Haven't heard much about them other than brenx mentioning
he uses one in one of his setups.
(Brendon, you and Davis are my clevo Gurus and I read your stuff
much interest!)
I'm going straight 425 Impco, 750 mech secondaries,Weiand Xcellerator, etc
The price seems "too good", what are your thoughts on value, quality,etc..
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Old 12-02-2005, 02:23   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Blue Racer Cams.... any good?

no problems here. i ran a large hydraulic blue racer for years.
well priced, good product.
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Old 12-02-2005, 02:28   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Blue Racer Cams.... any good?

i forgot to mention, these are made by crane cams. the reason that they are so well priced is that these are the most common grinds, they machine them in bulk.
anything with crane cams on it will be good stuff.
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Old 12-02-2005, 02:30   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Blue Racer Cams.... any good?

Brenx's cam in his 351 was a Blue Racer copy of an F246, it did quite well.
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Re: Blue Racer Cams.... any good?

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Haven't heard much about them other than brenx mentioning
he uses one in one of his setups.
(Brendon, you and Davis are my clevo Gurus and I read your stuff
much interest!)
I'm going straight 425 Impco, 750 mech secondaries,Weiand Xcellerator, etc
The price seems "too good", what are your thoughts on value, quality,etc..
Thanks!
I run a Blue Racer "Woverine" solid roller in my 393" stroker dragster. I paid something like $145 for it. It is the only reason that I went with an off-the-shelf cam...I couldn't find one (or come up with a custom grind) that made enough more power to make it worth spending another $200+ for one.



274*/274* @.050" .709"/.709" lift 105* LSA

I have a nice new Blue Racer modest-performance hydraulic cam sitting on a shelf. I don't remember the details of it, but I've got them written down somewhere. I know that Crane bought the Blue Racer Cams company, but I didn't know (or think) that they ground the cams for Blue Racer, but it is certainly possible. I know that Crane is supporting the Blue Racer brand. I had a question about the hydro cam that I bought, before I bought it, and they answered all of the questions within a few minutes on the phone.

I did a quick analysis of the camshaft using DD2K as I was considering using it in the "Q-Code" before I bought the Lunati solid cam.



I bought the hydro cam because it was so inexpensive that I figured that I could always sell it for more if I didn't find a use for it. I paid $35 for it and the lifters.

I think that for value, they can't be beaten. I haven't had or heard of any quality-related problems.

As for being a guru, I'll leave that title to Brenx. I don't even like to get greasy.



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Re: Blue Racer Cams.... any good?

From what i have been told the Blue Racer cams are not ground on cnc machines but rather from a master,unlike most of the brand name cam companies.Don,t take this as gospel though,thats what a salesman told me.
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Old 12-02-2005, 14:37   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Blue Racer Cams.... any good?

They work well for the $ spent. There are better cams but at what price?

[edit]It's all about budget. Odd thing is I know of people running similar setups and not doing anything out of the ordinary in a street car.
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Old 12-03-2005, 17:08   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Blue Racer Cams.... any good?

Thanks Gents!
The guy thats helping me with the motor has built a few (budget)
straight gas clevos and suggested a few of the Blue Racer components
for my build. The prices seem very reasonable indeed!

Davis, thats a Bloody BIG stick you've got there!
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Old 12-03-2005, 17:43   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Blue Racer Cams.... any good?

I'm running a blue racer 234/244 in my setup, very similar to yours and its a great budget cam with no probs, unfortunately i was silly and got a cam that is too big for the rest of the engine, with our setups, the 224 would be better i think coz i've lost most of the torque under 2000 and it won't idle below 1000 however midrange 2300 - 5000 is sweet and sounds great too, haven't been to the strip with the new cam but feels a lot stronger than before...
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Old 12-03-2005, 17:54   #10 (permalink)
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That cam should idle under 1000rpm gasxd. The blueracer, I used to use idled @ 800rpm. That was 248@50 580/606thou lift. A mates hyd blueracer 224@50 with low/mid 500thou lift also idles @ 800-900rpm. Where it'll idle depends on what your idle mixtures like. I tend to run them a tad richer as this smooths the idle out and minimised the rpm drop between idle in gear and idle out of gear. Even my current cam which is a tad larger idles at 900-1000rpm.
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