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Old 01-23-2013, 09:29 PM   #1
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What's the best cam for NA 1985 b230? And what models did this cam come on.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:55 PM   #2
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What's the best cam for NA 1985 b230?
For the money that you can readily find in the cali JY's the B cam.


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And what models did this cam come on.
Early NA 240's till 81.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:35 PM   #3
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Thanks Ken
How does it affect power/ ecomony/torque

Found my answer

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Old 01-24-2013, 06:04 AM   #4
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The hottest cam is the rare H cam but K's and V's are available over here with little bother.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:31 AM   #5
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i've got a b for cheap if you are intersted
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:48 AM   #6
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What's the best cam for NA 1985 b230? And what models did this cam come on.
I'm sure this has been asked tons of times

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I used a K cam for several years (91 B230f) I finally got tired of its' bad manners creeping along in traffic.
I swapped in a B last Summer and like driving the car a whole lot more.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:24 AM   #7
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:40 PM   #8
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I have to disagree on the H cam.

Spec on my old 240 was B21 on K jetronic, 2.25 inch stainless exhaust system and running on LPG. I droppedin a H cam with the impression I might have to take it out. What a suprise it was very flat for what is supposed to be a hot cam! Tick over was perfect and low speed work was fine even on LPG. LPG does not like a hot cam especially with a close centre line angle. Once you hit about 3000RPM then it did start to take off. Running that cam made me decide that something a fair bit wilder would be a nice upgrade without comprimising the engine ability to labour especialy when towing heavy loads. With a 2.3 engine a lot wilder cam could be used.

The only trouble for some of you guys would be the smog test and swapping cams to pass would be a right pita.

The A cam is very readily available in the UK but it aint any performance cam
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:42 PM   #9
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Being in CA, don't throw away your old cam in case you have issues with smog with the new cam, you might be fine but better to be safe than sorry.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:46 PM   #10
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I have a B cam in Wifee's '93 245. It was a nice upgrade from the M cam and didn't cost anything.
The old stuff is getting rare so get one while you can.

Edit: B cams were in the old no turbo Kjet cars. 1982 and down. Not sure about 1983. Seems like I had one with EFI but can't remember.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:26 AM   #11
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I don't know how available it is there but I really like the A for a daily. Slightly better fuel economy, more mid-range power and it actually revs to around 5000 without sounding completely tortured.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:06 AM   #12
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Wait, isn't the "M" cam the ultra rare high performance "Motorsport" cam ??
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:05 PM   #13
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:08 PM   #14
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Wait, isn't the "M" cam the ultra rare high performance "Motorsport" cam ??
I think you mean the "W" cam.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:56 AM   #15
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OP get a V cam, nice and sophisticated...and revs like crazy...you can get one from me
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:08 PM   #16
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I run the enem V15 n/a cam in my 93 wagon without any other mods. 4 degrees advanced. It gave a nice performance boost but still has all the good low rpm torque of stock. Makes it a good running wide power band engine. Still has good economy and i've passed emissions without any problems multiple times on a 342k mile engine.
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