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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-10-2017, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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AR 1900 CSS camshaft

Hi All,

We are going to make NEW reproductions of the 1900 CSS / TI camshaft

in standard CSS / TI original lobe lift and duration or new design lobe lift and duration :

high torque low revs or high power in high revs .

is someone interested ?

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Hello Franco.
I am interested in the low rev torque ones.
How much would it cost ?
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Hi All,


At this moment :

we are designing the lobe and lift for high torque low revs

we do not have cams and prices.

manufacturing and testing will take at least 5-6 month

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I am using a pair of cams designed by Richard Jemison on my FNM 2300. This engine is quite similar to the original 2000 from which it is derived. Using JR's design, I have kept 100%, or more, of the original low-rpm torque while gaining quite an improvement from about 4,000 through redline near 7,000 RPM. The engine is using 45DCOE carbs, with a matched OKP manifold, but otherwise, the engine is essentially stock configuration.

I would suggest that these cams accomplish both increased power up high, and very strong torque down low. Why give up anything?

The first graph was with stock cams and using 40DCOM carbs. The second graph has the same info as the first, overlaid with the modified engine using the RJR cams and 45DCOE carbs. We limited the revs on the second runs, which means the total horsepower reported is less than what would have been produced at redline. Even so, the engine gained slightly more than 20 hp. This was the first run with this configuration, and additional jetting and spark timing research is going forward now. Note that the torque with the modified cams is slightly HIGHER at low RPMs than the stock cam profile.
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