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Old 02-24-2020, 09:32 PM
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I saw some guys on Youtube shaving their cranks down near the rod area... I was watching these videos with no sound due to being at work, just wondering what they were having clearance issues with? I've got a billet rod and MOD2 cam on the way, and I want to make sure I don't have to shave the crank down to install those. It's fine if I have to because I have a Dremel, I'm just asking when it's necessary to do so.

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Ok, first, the mod 2 cam is stock lift, but high duration

This, combined with the 55mm stroke of the predator, and the additional material where I am pointing at the crank, causes an interference.

On the right is a stock hemi crank, That I ground to fit a high duration cam. Just the output shaft side needs help. Left is a stock GX200 crank. Both predator hemi's I put cams in, mod2 245 duration, and 230 marine, required grinding.

With the Box Stock Project clone crank in hemi, same stroke, required no grinding at all for a higher lift cam , 230 duration. Already taken care of/ shaped like honda
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So I ordered the go powersports kit and got the .265 cam and it was hitting the crank. So I took it to the go kart racing shop up the road here in independence and the guy shaved my CAM not my CRANK. So i asked him like are you sure you should do that? And he was like oh yeah i do it on our karts all the time. I feel like that's wrong. He literally shaved half the lobe width wise. My cams ruined isn't it?
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So I ordered the go powersports kit and got the .265 cam and it was hitting the crank. So I took it to the go kart racing shop up the road here in independence and the guy shaved my CAM not my CRANK. So i asked him like are you sure you should do that? And he was like oh yeah i do it on our karts all the time. I feel like that's wrong. He literally shaved half the lobe width wise. My cams ruined isn't it?
Itís actually a common practice. I generally take what I can from the area shown in the pic above, but shaving the cam is something I have to do to almost every engine I build.
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i have a hemi 212 and mod 2 and had to shave the crank

jody at ARC racing shaves the camshaft all the time instead of the rod or crank. its common practice
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So I ordered the go powersports kit and got the .265 cam and it was hitting the crank. So I took it to the go kart racing shop up the road here in independence and the guy shaved my CAM not my CRANK. So i asked him like are you sure you should do that? And he was like oh yeah i do it on our karts all the time. I feel like that's wrong. He literally shaved half the lobe width wise. My cams ruined isn't it?
This isnt related to the thread but which Independence are you talking about? KS or MO?
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I shaved the crankshaft for my HOT265 cam. No interference.

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