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  1. General Engine Question: Camshafts and Valvetrain

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    Hi All, I have been working on gaining a better understanding of how an engine breathes. Got a bit of a non-technical thought on camshafts and valve-trains and wanted to get everyone's take on it. Can a camshaft and the valve train be likened to a human respiratory system, in that the...
  2. Automotive Mathematics and Science : Educational Resources

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    Hi All, Here is my situation: My automotive math and science skills are non-existent. I read camshaft specs, and engine displacements and torque converter ratings and rear gear ratios and they don't mean a whole lot to me. And I don't wana fall for the "the bigger the number, the better"...
  3. Camshafts: Basic Information

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    Hi All, I have been researching camshafts, specifically the correlation between power and emissions output. I found a very informative page online that deals with camshaft basics that I believe other members with my mechanical aptitude (very basic, couldn't pop the hood if my life depended on...
  4. SBC Valve Covers w/o Filler Cap

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    Hi All, I happened to be searching for valve covers on the local Craigslist site, and saw several that had no oil filler caps. Are these for certain type of engines (i.e. from a particular time period) or can they be used on any SBC with accommodations for an oil filler elsewhere? I'm not...
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