Camshafts
Camshaft Glossary
Created: April 09, 2014
Acronyms used in the camshaft grinding industry. This Cam Glossary was created by Elgin Cams to help provide our clients  a tool which they can in turn use to decipher all the cryptic acronyms used in the cam grinding industry. Hope you find it useful.
Choosing The Right Timing Set For Your Engine
Created: March 25, 2014
Choosing The Right Timing Set For Your Engine with an quick review of timing chain tensioners. Camshaft selection can be as complicated as you like, but for the ultimate performance, even if that means best gas mileage, the decision requires that you consider the entire envelope that the camshaft will work within.
Classic Mini Cooper CAM TIMING - with video
Created: February 04, 2011
Understanding how to set your camshaft timing is a fundamental necessity when working on your Classic Mini Cooper. Learn from the experts at Mini Mania the basic and beyond.
Camshaft Theory by Elgin
Created: January 28, 2006
Considerable information has been recorded about numerous aspects of the four stroke internal combustion engine. Nevertheless, only a small percentage of people really understand how it works and even fewer still know how to modify an engine to suit their needs. I will try to simplify this complex subject by discussing some basic principles that may be overlooked or misunderstood by the average person.
Kent Camshaft Fitting & Timing Rules
Created: January 27, 2006
The installation and first few moments of running are critical factors in the life of the camshaft and the following instructions have been devised in order to obtain maximum performance from the engine and to ensure a long and trouble free life from both the camshaft and associated components. These points are designed to be used in conjunction with the original manufacturers installation procedure.
Valve train - Setting valve clearances (lash)
Created: September 30, 2004
A question that has cropped up frequently on the message board lately, and one that I do not ever recall having been set down in print in any magazines, is that of how to decide what the valve clearances should be when changing from the standard rocker gear to higher-lift options. So I thought I wo...
Camshafts - Scatter cams, pros and cons
Created: August 31, 2001
This whole 'scattering' deal has befuddled many. The simple fact is the principle is very basic and easy; it's getting a cam with the right profile and figures applied to it that's the hard part.