[Mgs] Camshaft recommendations

David Ambrose stargazer1 at cox.net
Sun Nov 15 19:21:32 MST 2009

I put a Kent(?) Fast Road cam from British Motorsports in San Jose in my 
'69 BGT. I like it a lot. I have the stock SU's and exhaust system. The 
idle is a little bit rougher, but the midrange power is much improved.

Max Heim wrote:
> I just had my first extended backroad outing since I installed the new stock
> cam in my 66B (SF Pedal Pushers Pullover Rally) and I have to say that the
> motor is extremely tractable. There were whole sections of twisties that I
> could take entirely in 3rd gear, working from 2500 to 5000 rpm with ease. It
> helped that I did not have the additional load of a navigator in this case.
> I did install a new double-row cam chain and sprocket at the same time.
> I am not sure how a different cam would constitute an improvement without
> further developments in breathing or compression (and I already have to run
> premium fuel). Breathing is a challenge due to the funky port design.
> --
> Max Heim
> '66 MGB GHN3L76149
> If you're near Mountain View, CA,
> it's the primer red one with chrome wires
> on 11/13/09 8:26 PM, Charley & Peggy Robinson at ccrobins at ktc.com wrote:
>> I installed a cam ground to the '67B specs in my '69 Roadster along with
>> new double roller chain & gears. At the time I did the rebuild it was
>> considered the most aggressive of the stock cams.  I use the car mostly
>> to run the major roads at 70 mph and the back country roads at anywhere
>> from 25 to 55 mph.    The engine has a nice, broad torque curve.  I can
>> chug along admiring scenery or zip along in overdrive.  Every time we go
>> for a ride to admire the TX Hill Country scenery I congratulate my self
>> for using a stock cam.

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