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    Howards Cams?

     



    How many here have used Howards Cams, lifters and valve springs or just the cam alone? I am looking at buying a Howards cam and lifter kit but want to get more opinions on them first since I have never used them. So far I have heard nothing but good things about their cams and customer service and am thinking about giving them a shot on a hydraulic flat tappet cam for my sbc that is going into my chopped 49 Ford.

    Thanks in advance for any info, suggestions, and opinions!
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    used many soild flat and some hyd flat and rollers both hyd and solid roller still buy from them but not as much. now use more Erson Cam they all work if you can pick the right cam
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    With today's oils a flat tappet cam is risky business, IMO. Can be done, but initial start & break in are super critical, and keeping a high zinc additive in the oil is mandatory. Don't mean to preach to the choir - you may know lots more than I do about it, just sayin' it's a potential problem.
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    Thanks guys! Pat, I forgot about Erson! How is their customer service?
    Jim, I have been gone offline. Lots of things have changed in my life. 4 months ago I would have said for the worse but now things are turning. Parents got divorced, family member died, got caught in the middle of the divorce, girlfriend of 5 years left, had to move out with only a weeks notice, lost job, etc etc. Now I own my own shop doing high end auto detailing and paint correction and started a rockabilly type band.
    The shop and business alone takes up most of my time and life. How have you been?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FMXhellraiser View Post
    Thanks guys! Pat, I forgot about Erson! How is their customer service?
    Jim, I have been gone offline. Lots of things have changed in my life. 4 months ago I would have said for the worse but now things are turning. Parents got divorced, family member died, got caught in the middle of the divorce, girlfriend of 5 years left, had to move out with only a weeks notice, lost job, etc etc. Now I own my own shop doing high end auto detailing and paint correction and started a rockabilly type band.
    The shop and business alone takes up most of my time and life. How have you been?
    oh not me been set on fire . lost a family member some other things in life. working and from time to time when i can getting my ass handed to me with this great economy . picking up some more machines for the shop .other then that abit older and meaner and kicking and bitching to keep a float . for a custom roller or other hi end parts i deal with many of the top cam grinders .but really for what your doing i would buy a eligin kit or engine pro .most of the lower dollar cams are not made by the cam grinders just big cam mills then they slap it in a cool box with a neat sticker
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