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#1 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 01:17 PM

I'm still agonising over which cam followers to purchase.  I've been strongly recommended to look at Isky and APT followers as the only really good ones available now. 

 

1.  I can't find Isky followers for Minis on their site.  I can find cams but not followers.  Is it just me?

 

2.  Have any of you recently fitted followers from the UK which are still currently available and have had them do say 50,000 miles with no problems on setups with stronger than standard valve springs?



#2 gazza82

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 01:38 PM

http://www.retromini...products_id=170



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 01:51 PM

http://www.retromini...products_id=170

 
I have no comment on the product but did find this line...
 

much attension is paid



...a little amusing.

I think it was Isky items mentioned in a thread on the same subject a few weeks ago. When I went looking I could only find USA stockist, good to know there are some in the UK.
 



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 02:15 PM

There are a couple of typos .. not been copied and pasted obviously from the Isky site!



#5 Orange-Phantom

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 04:28 PM

I always use the Kent CF95 cam followers and so does my brother who builds race winning mini engines.

 

https://www.kentcams.com/part/CF95

 

Never had any issues with them.  They are made by one of the best cam manufacturers and Kent Cams also make Swiftunes cams too!



#6 mk1leg

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 05:16 PM

are you racing or fast road as the Swiftune items are great MED with the Steel pushrods I used on 2 engine builds for road use



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 05:49 PM

These are good quality, or check out the CST3024's

 

https://www.calverst...r-race-quality/



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 06:06 PM

APT or Calver's.



#9 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 07:55 PM

APT ones have some interesting specs:

 

Super Duty Chilled Iron Lifter, 'A' & 'B' Series, Oil Hole To Empty Follower & Lube Lobe, Manganese Phosphate Coated, Rockwell C 63 Face Hardness, 43 Grams, All Cams. Side Oil Hole Helps Drop Oil On The Lobe, And Empties Lifter. Original OEM # 2A13

 

Sounds good but what do I know?  Expensive at well over £100 with shipping.

 

 

I just want to avoid this:  http://www.theminifo...else/?p=3538259

 

 

Anyone know where to find Isky ones on their site?


Edited by unburntfuelinthemorning, 05 June 2019 - 09:12 PM.


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Posted 05 June 2019 - 08:49 PM

Drop Isky a line if you want theirs.



#11 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:22 PM

Just found this from five years ago:  http://russellengine...haft-followers/



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 10:05 PM

Not in Isky's latest catalogue ... or on their site

#13 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 06:16 AM

Not in Isky's latest catalogue ... or on their site

Not just me then.  Seems strange when they list cams, springs, retainers and pushrods for the A series.



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Posted 06 June 2019 - 09:34 AM

 

Not in Isky's latest catalogue ... or on their site

Not just me then.  Seems strange when they list cams, springs, retainers and pushrods for the A series.

 

 

No point in them making their own, if someone else's are as good.



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Posted 06 June 2019 - 10:48 AM

Don't forget Isky is an US company so their local market is fairly limited for older UK imports. And the cost of shipping will probably put most UK buyers off ..






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