How to Degree a Cam: Introduction
- I'm Andre from the High Performance Academy and I'd like to welcome you to the cam degreeing course.
This course will give you the knowledge and skills you'll need in order to understand, measure and correctly set the valve timing events in any engine.
This is an essential step in the assembly of any high performance engine, if you want to ensure optimum performance and reliability.
In this course, you'll learn what cam degreeing is, how the valve timing events can affect the engine's operation, what products and tools you'll need to correctly degree a camshaft and of course a step by step process that you can follow to ensure you get your cams dialled in exactly right.
You'll also learn how to read a camshaft manufacturer's specification sheet and understand all of the terminology involved.
As with many aspects of performance engine building, there's a lot of misinformation regarding the cam degreeing process and in particular there's a lot of conflicting information regarding the correct method to use which is confusing for a novice engine builder.
This course is designed to give you accurate and reliable information that will get you the right results the first time.
This course assumes a familiarity with engine building theory and practice and follows on from our engine building fundamentals and practical engine building courses.
If you haven't already completed these courses, then I'd recommend that you start with them.