Which Cam??

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by Caper, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Caper

    Caper Active Member

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    I need some advice/suggestions on which cam will suit my needs. The bike is an 88", '03 FLHPI and I've got V&H Ovals, SE Breather,and SE Pro Race Fueler(NIB for $75.00)(Nothing installed yet)
    I'm looking for passing power at hi-way speed(55-65MPH) without jamming it to redline, but don't want to loose too much down low. These are the 3 choices I'm looking at.
    Crane 1-300...Duration 226/236.. Lift .505 TDC .147/.152 Int 13/33 Exh 42/14
    Andrews TW26a Duration 226/230 Lift .490 TDC .138/.112 Int 11/35 Exh 41/09
    Wood TW6 Duration 240/240 Lift .510 TDC .189/.178 Int 20/40 Exh 42/18

    HP/TQ claims... Crane, idle -5000, Wood, idle- 5500 and Andrews,1800-5200

    Would these cams fit the bill?? What is the redline on a stock ECM??

    Is there another cam out there that may be a better fit??
    TIA:)
     
  2. Caper

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    Thanks Hobbit, Andrews is very popular, I'll probably install a .030 head Gasket, I guess another way to ask is, which one is in its sweet spot around 2800- 3000RPM??
     
  3. glider

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    May want to investigate a Wood 6-6 with a 4* advance gear.
    Hits hard and carrys out. Best of both worlds.:small3d026:
     
  5. Caper

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    FishHunter,I do like Woods cams, I think what I'm gonna do is put the Stage 1 on and run the bike a bit to see exactly where I want the cam to come on and where I'd like it to peak,then investigate which one has the characteristics I'm looking for.
    HQ0034 is another one I'm gonna include as a possible.
    Thanks for the suggestions fellas:)
     
  6. hdse

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    one thing about the wood cam is when you decide to bump the ci up and some head work just takethe 4* advance out and your golden.
    also got to love the Andrews always a winner
    G
     
  7. ranman469

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    hi ?? for me i`m new to cams. i have a 09 ultra and i plan on cams.looking like wood 6-6

    what is the reason for the 4 deg advance and what does it do for the bike

    thanks
     
  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    You can lower or raise the power curve on a cam using the 4*. It will also effect your cold cranking pressures too .
     
  9. ranman469

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    thank you sir
     
  10. The4opps1

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    When I did the roller chain upgrade to my '99 Ultra I went with ANdrews 26N cams. Those cams, along with a set of V&H slip ons, a Dobeck TFI, and an Arlen Ness Big Sucker air cleaner give very good performance and the gas milage wasn't effected all that much. I am very pleased with the Andrews cams.