As we all know, one of the biggest pieces in being successful with building your own high performance engine is attention to detail. The details of keeping your work space clean and organized, the details of measuring, checking and rechecking everything, and the details of going the extra mile in doing it right all the way around. One of those important steps when you are building an engine with some stones is degreeing your camshaft. While there isn’t a big pile of horsepower to be found, degreeing the cam allows you as the engine builder to know that it is installed correctly and will operate as you expect per the cam card.
This is not a process that requires an advanced mechanical engineering degree or anything like that. In fact, it just takes some time, basic tools, and a calculator. As you will see in this video from COMP Cams, all the necessary parts and pieces are available to be bought in kit form, or borrowed from your pal’s garage if you don’t want to invest in your own setup.
Yes, you can stab your cam in and line up the dots, but if you plan on really whomping on the motor you are screwing together, why not go the extra mile and do it the way the pros do? Press play below to learn how to degree a camshaft!