I have talked to a few companies regarding making performance ZC cams from new cores. There is hope. We need a demand of about 50 sets or more to get this going. If you have a 86-89 integra motor, the cams should work for you too. We are at the very begining of this campaign, so the details are vague. Turbo ZC owners are also welcome. This is not a commitment to buy. No deposit is required. We need a feel for how many potential buyers are out there so we can feed the information. Not enough interest and the whole deal will die.
So, if you would be interested in ZC cams, please send an e-mail immediately to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject must be "I want ZC cams" Exactly like that, so my filter will sort your message.
This is for all discussion board users/readers, not just those with passwords. If you have a friend with a ZC but no e-mail, and you can honestly vouche for him, then go ahead and send an e-mail for him (see example below).
Include in the body of your e-mail only the following information:
here's two examples
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I talked to Comp Cams today, and the news is that the Si cams are delayed probably 30-60 days. They are planning on releasing two cams at first, and they will probably be NOS cams designed to work with their NOS kit. Don't forget that Comp Cams is marketting their Import stuff under the ZEX brand name. ZEX=Comp Cams. These cams will probably be good Turbo cams too. We can expect 2 NOS grinds and 2 NA grinds total. They are still doing some R&D, so final specs have yet to be determined.
Unfortunately, the longer it takes them to finish the Si cams, the longer it will take them to tackle the ZC cams.
Of course this leaves the door wide open for someone else to swoop in and corner the ZC cam market.
Comp Cams first import application has just been released: SR20DE (Nissan SE-R, NX2000, G20) cams. 5 profiles, 3 NA, 2 NOS. The mild NA cam uses stock vavle springs, smooth idle, and adds about 8hp at the top, and about 10 ft-lbs, with gains from below 1800 rpm. The middle NA cam recommends high performance valve springs, has a "slightly noticable" idle and adds about 9hp, 9 ft-lbs, but a smoother power band with more hp thru the mid band than the milder cam. The wildest NA cam, also recommends HP valve springs, doesn't mention the idle, and makes barely stock hp to 3200 rpm, then ramps up. hp peak is about 12, and 8 ft-lbs. The power band is moved up 300 rpm and there is a fat amount of top end power and torque. The middle cam looks like the best street/strip cam. The NOS cams work great as turbo cams, according to Comp Cams.
Now the reason I bother to explain those, is that Comp Cams thinks they will probably do a similar package for all the Honda applications they are developing. They may do more than 5 versions, if there are other configurations that work. Keep your ears and eyes out for feedback on their Nissan cams. Please forward me any e-mails, messages or links you can find discussing or testing these cams, and I will share it with everyone. Thanks.
If Comp Cams decides to develop ZC cams, they will need a ZC powered Civic/CRX for testing and R&D. Their R&D is in Memphis, TN, so if you might be interested, send me an e-mail. I will find out more info about that as things progress.
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