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Best Answer ACDodd , 17 March 2019 - 09:26 AM

It's a 280 period cam based on the old factory 544 grind. It's minisports version of the 544.

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#1 ajperry

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 08:51 PM

Hi all,
Recently bought a metro engine but it’s had some work done so wanted to know what the cam is that I’ve pulled out of it. I’ve tried searching the number on the end in google and on here but no clear answers. Think it’s stamped with CA4 642.
Any info appreciated. Thanks!
FC17CDEF-368A-46D9-8B23-E82252CA40F3_zps
A84AF696-6E75-4213-B46F-93470B2FA2A5_zps
4A74E614-58E5-4B8C-8081-67A6FCFBDAF5_zps

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 08:58 AM

Minisport have a CA4 fast road/rally cam but the 642 bit is confusing but here`s the link https://www.minispor...nstructions.pdf



#3 ACDodd

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 09:26 AM   Best Answer

It's a 280 period cam based on the old factory 544 grind. It's minisports version of the 544.

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 10:30 AM

Thanks guys. Not knowing too much about cams, is it any good?
Looking to build a fast road engine, I have a 1330 engine which came with a single Hiff44, will be doing some cylinder head work to get some better flow. Advice and opinions appreciated.

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 11:48 AM

If Mr. Dodd recognises it as a near 544, bear in mind that that was the 1950's full race cam and needs to breathe well. 

 

Boy-racers used to badger me to fit them in their 1300's, but with a 3.4 diff it was a pain it traffic and without a good head, would hardly come on song at a legal 70MPH, so now that the open road is limited to 60 you will have to drop to at least a 4.1 diff.  ( but if you then stick it in 3rd gear on minor roads without speed cameras, it could be fun).



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Posted 17 March 2019 - 12:19 PM

Cam design has changed A LOT since then!

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 12:57 PM

I'm building my 1330 with an MD266. Seemed to be the most commonly recomended. Planning to use a HIF44 too.

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 01:30 PM

Thanks all, seems I need to swap it for something a bit kore up-to-date then! Thanks again.




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