Performance Cam Timing

Lining up the timing marks on the cam and crank sprocket will suffice when building a stock motor, but that degree of accuracy isn’t good enough on a performance engine. The marks on some timing sets can be off by 2 or 3 degrees, which may not sound like much, but such deviation can reduce engine output by as much as 50 horsepower! A performance cam should be set with a degree wheel upon installation, and there must be a means to adjust the cam timing.

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      # sp103927
      Engine Timing Camshaft Gear by Edelbrock®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Edelbrock features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is manufactured...
      Accurate timing control. No chain to stretchProvides multiple cam timing adjustments for optimum performance
      $228.05 - $319.75
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      # sp103929
      Engine Timing Cover by Edelbrock®. This timing cover is ideal for preventing camshaft walk when used with a thrust button. This premium product is the best way to go for those looking for the highest quality replacement that offers...
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      $21.35 - $252.55
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      # sp103931
      Engine Timing Set by Edelbrock®. Now, you can dial-in your camshaft with ease with Edelbrock Timing Chain Set. Edelbrock timing chain bolt onto your engine just like any other timing chain set, so there's no machining required and no...
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      $27.35 - $166.25
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      # mpn1600669651
      Performer-Link By Cloyes Timing Chain Set by Edelbrock®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Edelbrock features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $119.35
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      # sp124976
      Performer-Link True-Roller Timing Chain Set by Edelbrock®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Edelbrock features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it...
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      $160.95 - $209.95
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      # sp124994
      Victor-Link 9 Key Ways Timing Chain Set by Edelbrock®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Edelbrock features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is...
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      $123.95 - $132.15
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      # sp129604
      Domestic™ Double Roller Timing Chain Kit by Manley®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Manley features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is...
      Made to help enhance the performance of your vehiclePerfect for drag racing or high-performance racing applications
      $157.47 - $172.21
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      # sp7051
      Pro Series™ Cam Gear by Skunk2®. Camshaft adjustments can be quickly and easily performed thanks to laser-etched timing and directional marks. Precisely machined, these Pro Series Cam Gears feature hard-anodized teeth to reduce...
      Designed to optimize horsepower and torqueAdjusts camshaft timing (+/- 10 degrees)
      $129.99 - $499.99
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      # sp92199
      Timing Chain Cover by Skunk2®. Manufactured from aircraft-quality, 6061-T6 billet aluminum, Timing Chain Covers mount to the factory location yet feature a unique, two-piece design that allows for easy cylinder head removal. The...
      6061 billet aluminumGreat price
      $329.99
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      # sp124860
      Hi-Tech™ Roller Race Timing Chain by COMP Cams®. This premium product is the best way to go for those looking for the highest quality replacement that offers supreme levels of quality, performance and reliability. Designed to provide...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $20.41 - $76.61
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      # sp124861
      Hi-Tech™ Roller Race Timing Set by COMP Cams®. This premium product is the best way to go for those looking for the highest quality replacement that offers supreme levels of quality, performance and reliability. Designed to provide a...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $54.21 - $1,485.01
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      # sp124868
      High Energy™ Engine Timing Chain by COMP Cams®. This premium product is the best way to go for those looking for the highest quality replacement that offers supreme levels of quality, performance and reliability. Designed to provide a...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $18.92 - $58.43
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      # sp124869
      High Energy™ Timing Set by COMP Cams®. This premium product is the best way to go for those looking for the highest quality replacement that offers supreme levels of quality, performance and reliability. Designed to provide a perfect...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $32.46 - $570.98
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      # sp124879
      Magnum™ Timing Chain by COMP Cams®. This premium product is the best way to go for those looking for the highest quality replacement that offers supreme levels of quality, performance and reliability. Designed to provide a perfect fit...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $19.72 - $39.50
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      # sp124880
      Magnum™ Timing Set by COMP Cams®. This premium product is the best way to go for those looking for the highest quality replacement that offers supreme levels of quality, performance and reliability. Designed to provide a perfect fit...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $31.03 - $114.29
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      # sp124911
      Timing Camshaft Gear by COMP Cams®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by COMP Cams features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is manufactured to meet...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $202.73 - $253.09
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      # sp139184
      Timing Chain by COMP Cams®. This premium product is the best way to go for those looking for the highest quality replacement that offers supreme levels of quality, performance and reliability. Designed to provide a perfect fit for a...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $79.37 - $84.75
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      # sp124912
      Timing Cover by COMP Cams®. This premium product is the best way to go for those looking for the highest quality replacement that offers supreme levels of quality, performance and reliability. Designed to provide a perfect fit for a...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $134.87 - $299.56
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      # sp9024
      Timing Gear Set by COMP Cams®. This premium product is the best way to go for those looking for the highest quality replacement that offers supreme levels of quality, performance and reliability. Designed to provide a perfect fit for a...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $50.79 - $271.53
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      # sp135570
      Timing Set by COMP Cams®. Induction hardened and precision machined steel billet gears for bulletproof durability in GM LSX applications. Featuring 9 keyway crank sprocket for 2-degree incremental adjustability and 8-degree maximum...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $108.78 - $282.93
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      # mpn4495961297
      Billet Billet Steel Roller Timing Chain Set by Crane Cams®. High-performance engine builders and street tuners who crave for maximum performance out of their vehicle, choose these top-grade performance products painstakingly designed by...
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleBump up engine power to the next level
      $103.78
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      # sp139265
      Billet Timing Chain Set by Crane Cams®. High-performance engine builders and street tuners who crave for maximum performance out of their vehicle, choose these top-grade performance products painstakingly designed by Crane Cams. Revel...
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      $103.78 - $152.12
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      # sp136835
      Pro-Series Roller Timing Chain Set by Crane Cams®. High-performance engine builders and street tuners who crave for maximum performance out of their vehicle, choose these top-grade performance products painstakingly designed by Crane...
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      $155.53 - $236.33
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      # sp139268
      Roller Timing Chain Set by Crane Cams®. High-performance engine builders and street tuners who crave for maximum performance out of their vehicle, choose these top-grade performance products painstakingly designed by Crane Cams. Revel...
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      Timing Chain and Gear Set by Crane Cams®. High-performance engine builders and street tuners who crave for maximum performance out of their vehicle, choose these top-grade performance products painstakingly designed by Crane Cams. Revel...
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      # mpn359119065
      Billet Double Roller Adjustable Timing Set by Howards Cams®.
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $90.77
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      # sp134059
      Double Roller Billet Steel™ 9-Keyway Double Roller Timing Chain Set by Howards Cams®. These pro billet competition timing sets are designed for accuracy and long life. Lightweight by design these sets feature a CNC machined billet...
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleDeliver a reasonable balance of strength and durability
      $96.84 - $173.51
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      # sp134060
      Double Roller Double Row Timing Chain Set by Howards Cams®. Number Of Keyways: 3-Keyway. Cam Sprocket Material: Cast Iron. These 3 piece timing sets are hand matched for quality and reliability. Features a premium double roller chain...
      Hand matched for quality & reliabilityPremium double roller chain
      $34.63 - $98.13
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      # sp134061
      Double Roller™ Timing Sets by Howards Cams®. Double Roller™ Timing Sets by Howards Cams®, 1 Piece Eccentric. 3-Keyway. These 3 piece timing sets are hand matched for quality and reliability. Features a premium double roller chain...
      Hand matched for quality & reliabilityPremium double roller chain
      $41.96
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      # sp134071
      IWIS Double Roller Billet Steel Timing Set by Howards Cams®. The IWIS chain, designed and widely known for it's strength and durability in the most extreme conditions. This precision made special heat-treated high strength steel chain...
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      $139.64 - $141.29




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    But careful assembly will all be for naught if the timing components wear and allow cam timing to go astray. Soft aluminum or composite nylon cam sprockets and inverted silent tooth timing chains may provide quiet operation, but they can wear easily and retard cam timing. Heat-treated iron or billet steel sprockets with single or double row true roller chains are not only more durable to maintain timing accuracy but they also reduce frictional power loss.

    We offer quality roller timing sets with various means to adjust cam timing. Some have a choice of keyways in the crank sprocket, while others have offset bushings or slots for cam sprocket adjustment. This not only enables you to set the cam to the manufacturer’s specs, but you can advance or retard cam timing to suit where you want to make power. In general, advancing the cam opens the intake valve sooner for more low-end torque, and retarding it closes the intake valve later for more high RPM power. We also have quick access timing cover setups to make adjustment easy.

    If you’re looking for even greater durability and timing accuracy, consider converting your chain and sprockets to a gear drive or belt drive arrangement. A gear drive setup has a cam and crank gear with one or two idler gears. The possibility of chain stretch is eliminated, for consistent cam timing, plus you get a characteristic blower-like gear whine. Belt drives offer infinite adjustability for accurate cam timing, plus the belt absorbs crankshaft harmonics and vibration. Offered for both wet and dry installation, belt drives also deliver increased durability while creating less frictional loss.

    Although most of our performance cam timing offerings are for OHV applications, there’s no need to feel neglected if you have an OHC or DOHC engine. Here you’ll find CNC machined cam gears for both timing chains and belts with laser-etched timing marks for precise cam timing adjustment. These gears are made from high grade billet aluminum for light weight and durability, and hard anodized to prevent wear. We also have heavy-duty chain tensioners for selected applications that eliminate chain slack even under low oil pressure conditions, and two-piece timing covers that allow easy cylinder head removal.

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    Posted by Richard Olten (Inola, OK) / June 29, 20181971 Chevy Camaro
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