Most every gearhead recognises Clay Smith Engineering’s ‘Mr. Horsepower’ woodpecker logo. But some of you might not realize there is serious performance behind that cigar-chomping bird. Clay Smith began hand-grinding performance camshafts back in 1931 and created grinds for everything from midget racers to hydroplane race boats and land speed record cars.
The inline Ford 144-250 six cylinder may not be the first choice for performance, but Clay Smith has been grinding hot cams for these engines for many years and knows what it takes to coax the horsepower lurking inside that cast iron.
The H-264-0-B is Clay Smith’s most popular inline Ford six cam grind. Rated at 214° duration @.050” and .480” lift, it’s an excellent midrange street cam with good vacuum, economy and idle.
For greater performance, step up to the H-274-8-B with 224° duration @.050” and .460” lift. Clay Smith recommends this one for engines with two-barrel carburettor conversions and a manual transmission or an automatic with a higher-stall converter. It has a nice lopey idle and makes excellent low- and midrange power.
There are more to choose from, and Summit Racing also has Clay Smith Engineering camshafts and lifters for big block Chevy and GM LS engines, plus some grinds for Ford Y-block V8 engines.
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