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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-24-2006
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Originally Posted by Godlik3
OK so what is a cam? Is it the same thing as a cam shaft that I've seen for sell for like $100? What does it do? What does "open or close" mean? Whats the performance?
The cam/bumpstick is a series of lobes that actuate the valves via pushrods. The length, radius, and separation of the lobes determine how far the valve opens, how long it's open, and when it opens.

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