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Contact at comp cams

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Re: Contact at comp cams

Post by DCal » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:50 pm

SupStk wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:50 am
If going with Comp, I'd recommend Tim Cole.
I just talked to Tim at PRI and he's not at Comp anymore.

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Re: Contact at comp cams

Post by Alan Roehrich » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:10 pm

DCal wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:50 pm
SupStk wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:50 am
If going with Comp, I'd recommend Tim Cole.
I just talked to Tim at PRI and he's not at Comp anymore.
Exactly. Tim Cole retired in December of 2018, Tim is a personal friend,and ran the racing department at Comp. He referred me to Dave McCarver, who I used in the past for circle track cams. Dave is not as well versed on class racing (drag, Stock and Super Stock) cams as Tim was.

Chris Padgitt went from Comp, to Crane, to Bullet.

It was nice to see you at PRI, I ran into Tim as well.

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Re: Contact at comp cams

Post by tenxal » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:12 pm

SupStk wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:50 am
If going with Comp, I'd recommend Tim Cole.
Tim retired a while back...what an incredible resource he was! Also, Chris Padgett who used to be at Comp is now at Bullet. Billy Godbold is still at Comp and his reputation speaks volumes. I had a good experience with Dave at Comp on a recent cam for an NHRA Stock Eliminator engine.

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Re: Contact at comp cams

Post by SupStk » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:23 pm

DCal wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:50 pm
SupStk wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:50 am
If going with Comp, I'd recommend Tim Cole.
I just talked to Tim at PRI and he's not at Comp anymore.
Wasn't aware of that, been a while since we talked. Curious what Tim is doing now?
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Re: Contact at comp cams

Post by Alan Roehrich » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:28 pm

SupStk wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:23 pm
DCal wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:50 pm
SupStk wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:50 am
If going with Comp, I'd recommend Tim Cole.
I just talked to Tim at PRI and he's not at Comp anymore.
Wasn't aware of that, been a while since we talked. Curious what Tim is doing now?
Mostly enjoying retirement, I have seen him at the drag strip some. I think he's fooling with his AMC some, slowly pecking away at a return to the track.

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Re: Contact at comp cams

Post by DCal » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:23 pm

Alan Roehrich wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:28 pm
SupStk wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:23 pm
DCal wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:50 pm

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I just talked to Tim at PRI and he's not at Comp anymore.
Wasn't aware of that, been a while since we talked. Curious what Tim is doing now?
Mostly enjoying retirement, I have seen him at the drag strip some. I think he's fooling with his AMC some, slowly pecking away at a return to the track.
Good Grief !!!! I "Comp" 'd Tim those AMC pistons a good 8 or 9 years ago, I hope he's working on that car. He's been so much help to me ever since I first talked to him. It was good to see you too Alan-neither one of us had any extra time.

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Re: Contact at comp cams

Post by Old School » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:48 pm

Alan Roehrich wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:10 pm
DCal wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:50 pm
SupStk wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:50 am
If going with Comp, I'd recommend Tim Cole.
I just talked to Tim at PRI and he's not at Comp anymore.
Exactly. Tim Cole retired in December of 2018, Tim is a personal friend,and ran the racing department at Comp. He referred me to Dave McCarver, who I used in the past for circle track cams. Dave is not as well versed on class racing (drag, Stock and Super Stock) cams as Tim was.

Chris Padgitt went from Comp, to Crane, to Bullet.

It was nice to see you at PRI, I ran into Tim as well.
Gary Henderson was my source until he retired a few years ago and I retired shortly after. Not many of the old names still there. I have bought from Comp since the early 80's. Gordon was working part time a few years ago, has he retired full time now?

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Re: Contact at comp cams

Post by MELWAY » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:59 am

Is Dean Harvey still at COMP
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Re: Contact at comp cams

Post by tjs44 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:20 am

Dean is still there,he has been my go to guy for years.Last year they put him in another role.Tom

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Re: Contact at comp cams

Post by Walter R. Malik » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:35 am

I heard that the Comp Group sold their controlling interest in a lot of companies, last week.

My original contact at Comp was Evars Smeltnicks but, he has been gone a long time now.
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Re: Contact at comp cams

Post by CamKing » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:00 am

prairiehotrodder wrote:
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The main tactic that cam tech guys use is to ask what cam you have now, then asking where you want improvement. Top end or bottom end. Then making a cam recomendation off that info. This may have some value but sometimes i would prefer to just hear what the "right" cam would be for the build based on all the other parts of the motor and its intended use.
There's a reason why, I don't ask for current cam specs, on any of my cam recommendation forms.
http://jonescams.com/cam-recommendation/

I don't want that information, to influence my recommendation. There's times where my recommendation is very close to what their current cam is, and when they tell me that, I'll look at the differences, and tell them the power gains will be so small, it's not worth changing cams.
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Re: Contact at comp cams

Post by pdq67 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:24 am

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Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:54 pm
The mistake guys always make is they want to order a cam when the short block is done and about to get the heads bolted to it.
They want a custom cam but it seems like 99.99% of the time they settle for a shelf stick because they are in the git er done mode and have no patience or time to wait the extra week for a custom.

Personally I use lots of Isky camshafts and have yet to have an issue. Customs take 3-5 days depending on the cam.
Next time call and chat with Ron at Isky. He is only on the phone after 3 pm pacific time but he will take your call of he will call you back and talk to you about what the best options are.

Mike Jones does pretty much only custom stuff. I have also used his cams when required as well. A good option as well.

Seems to be guys just forget about the camshaft and order it last and settle for whats on the shelf somewhere that is not there 1st choice [-X
Does Ed still answer the phone in the afternoon OR has he left us??

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Re: Contact at comp cams

Post by 1980RS » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:59 pm

Comp Cams just plain sucks to deal with. The last person I dealt with from CC was Scooter Bros. and he was nice to talk with about getting the right cam. In old days the CC catalogs used to have every cam lobe known to man and ordering a custom cam form CC was a breeze, not anymore. Ya right, buy a off the shelf cam, might just as well say just bolt all the parts together out of the boxes, it'll make 700hp.

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Re: Contact at comp cams

Post by tjs44 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:22 pm

Comp has a separate lobe catalog so its EZ to pic lobes and order a custom cam.Big issue is the availability of billet cores.Took 6 weeks for a friend of mines cam and im on 4 weeks right now with no billet cores.Not sure what the issue is but hear it from other makers.Maybe Mike can chime in on the core issues.Tom

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Re: Contact at comp cams

Post by ProPower engines » Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:03 pm

pdq67 wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:24 am
ProPower engines wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:54 pm
The mistake guys always make is they want to order a cam when the short block is done and about to get the heads bolted to it.
They want a custom cam but it seems like 99.99% of the time they settle for a shelf stick because they are in the git er done mode and have no patience or time to wait the extra week for a custom.

Personally I use lots of Isky camshafts and have yet to have an issue. Customs take 3-5 days depending on the cam.
Next time call and chat with Ron at Isky. He is only on the phone after 3 pm pacific time but he will take your call of he will call you back and talk to you about what the best options are.

Mike Jones does pretty much only custom stuff. I have also used his cams when required as well. A good option as well.

Seems to be guys just forget about the camshaft and order it last and settle for whats on the shelf somewhere that is not there 1st choice [-X
Does Ed still answer the phone in the afternoon OR has he left us??

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Ed still talks on the phone once in a while. Seen him about a year ago and he was still going strong then.
His mind is still as sharp as it was 40 years ago :D
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