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View Poll Results: what cam do you prefer?
crane 53 22.36%
comp 129 54.43%
crower 21 8.86%
summit 11 4.64%
lunati 23 9.70%
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Old 12-11-2005, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by ztoy
Not trying to dedge up an old post, but I though I'd give Comp Cams a pat on the back. I lost a lobe on the 294S I was running after almost 4000 miles and 3 yrs later. I called, explained what had happened. They offered to take a look at the cam to tell me why it had failed. They could not come up with a reasonable answer and after a lot of talk back and forth they are replacing the cam and lifters.

Cudos to Comp Cams on this one.
thanks for the update.
I prefer compcams for the latest technology and service.

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I've tried Crane and Reed cams, now I'm trying a CompCam
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I've only used Edelbrock and Erson- I must say the Erson is preforming quite well. I got one made for like $130- I was rather happy.
BTW that's in a pontiac 151 4 banger.
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Whatever brand has the specs I want and has the least reliability issues at the time.
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Any of the cams I have used have all been Comp. Not sure why but I always seem to migrate toward their stuff. I do have one Isky though but the engine hasnt been run yet.

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While Googling, I came across an old response from Crane Cams to this thread. Just posting it here for posterity. Here's the link: http://www.cranecams.com/?show=newsLetters&no=128 . I have NO CLUE as to the truth of their statement, but here's the relevant quoted text:

Originally Posted by CraneCams.com website
Seems a recent thread written into hotrodders.com (www.hotrodders.com) by a person who signed in as BOBCRMAN@aol.com stated that: ?The energizer series is a white box cam in a different box. I?ve been to the factory that does grind them, I used to buy them for $17.00 each in quantity. Camshaft companies only grind custom stuff. Drag, NASCAR, rollers, etc.?

Our response to this is??. BULL! Sorry Bob, your claims, at least relative to Crane Cams, are absolutely UNTRUE! In fact, we actually do grind cams that WE insert into ?white boxes? and sell to other companies. We produce ALL CAMS here, street performance hydraulics and flat-tappets, (?solids?) hydraulic rollers, and mechanical rollers, even cams for Lycoming Aircraft Engines!

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Wow, sombody got their feathers ruffled over that statement. I am curious as to a reply from BOB on this.....perhaps things have changed in the past few years.
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I can't speak for Bob or Crane Cams but, I do know that many of the very same basic hydraulic flat tappet grinds made by Crane are available from variuos companies. Some of them are probably made by Crane and others by shops with a cam grinder and a duplicate of the master used to make these cams. This may have been what Bob was referring to.

Since the leveraged buyout of Crane Cams I haven't given them a dime of my money and I never will. Harvey Crane is a living legend in my opinion and was forced out of the company he built, and that bears his name. To this day he has nothing to do with Crane cams.

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Originally Posted by 87442lover
Summit, as long as they are $60.00 I could go through 2 of them before I pay comps prices
First I am not picking on the poster here, this thinking blows my mind, is ones time and labor not worth anything. I would much rather spend some cash and get good parts that last. What is it with this new age thinking that the price is the determining factor of the parts to be used. China makes cheap parts, put a load of them on your ride and you will have plenty of things to do, over and over, and never fixing the problems cause the parts being used are less then what you took off.
Been told I am crazy, but this is one crazy guy that will be out driving his cars, while the cheapsters are running all over getting the GOOD price and then spending the rest of their life making the junk ..... fit, work and then replacing when broke... OBTW that was me that just drove by...
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We've ran all brand on the market including the older cams not in business like ( before buy out) Race Cams, Bullet, Ultra Dyne, Norris, Geartie, Chet Herbert, General Kenetic, Old (original) Racer Brown, Cam Dynamic. We do grind our own cams also.
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