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#16 Alburglar

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 10:59 AM

I've not used Swiftune because I like Kent, have used Kent lots of times and like the way thier cams feel and work, but I guess this is a matter of opinion, but defo go with something along the lines of a 286 profile. All I can say though - don't use Piper!

Kent cams actually make the swiftune cams

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 11:12 AM

well. swiftune take the 276 and 286 and re-grind them

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 02:19 PM

so a SW10 would be ideal... ?

What price am I looking at for one of them?

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 04:44 PM

If they re-grind the 276 and 286, then they are taking material off the lobes which must reduce the performance of the cam giving it less lift.

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 04:56 PM

They wouldn't re-profile it to loose power. It's to aid smooth delivery. The profiles are punched in to the machine at Kent cams. They come in a kent cam box with SW10 sw5 , scatter or whatever on it.

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 06:23 PM

Well I do know that the engine I am getting has a kent 286 cam with it, but it needs to be re-ground due to it being scored by the follers etc... (long story)

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 06:34 PM

there isnt alot of information available on the SW range of cams, swiftys website is down and i cant seem to find any other info

i dont think they change the lift, more the agressiveness of the cam, to produce a smoother power delivery, and it works, i have the SW5, compared to the many Kent cam'd cars ive been in, id choose the SW

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 08:37 PM

Right after speaking with a friend...

as I drive the mini like a race car on the open roads, and like a learner though twon he has advised the 276 cam (or SW5) so thanks for all the info guys, I never knew there was A SW5 until you lot said about it :lol:

Its a SW5 unless they do the SW10 now!

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 09:22 AM

A 276 would be waisted in an engine that big, maybe a 998 or a standard 1275, but because of the extra engine capacity it will cancel the effects of the cam out. Go for a 286 or equevilant profile. I don't know were people get the idea that 286's are a nightmare to drive, they're not, they have a fairly good idle, are good around town, good at slow speeds and pull like a train when you open it up. Even my 296 had a good ilde.

As for the aggressiveness of the cam, that again is a personal taste, I like my cams to be all or nothing, I like the 3000rpm and it comes on cam feeling but others prefer it to be more progressive which is were the SW range of cams come in I guess.

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 09:26 AM

Wouldn't mind the feeling of the engine really pulling if you know what I mean...

like a turbo kicking in at 3000...

So I might stick the cam on ebay and get anouther 286 cam :lol:

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 09:27 AM

Is your 286 that bad?

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 09:29 AM

Dunno..

All I know is that when a mechanic was fitting a new head gasket he over tightened that rockers...

this then caused some swaff and scored the cam and the crank... everything else is spot on!

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 09:39 AM

Blue


What u think of this one?

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...1QQcmdZViewItem

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 06:23 PM

Dogmatix, The 286 cam is spot on, A little lumpy in idle but once you get the revs over 1500 it pulls like a train! :lol:

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Posted 10 September 2005 - 09:08 PM

cool...

As long as it ticks over with out much troble thats all I care about...

its when I get going where the action will start :lol:




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