54mm Solid Roller Cam Cores, Are the "new" bigger LSA ones "available" Yet??

Discussion in 'Race 400/430/455' started by badbuik, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. badbuik

    badbuik Well-Known Member

    I've been told, several months back, that NEW 54mm solid roller cam cores, that can be ground on a 116+ LSA were "in the works"... Any "updates"??? I've talked to TA Mike, basically he says "no", and that it's almost not feasible for him to even have cams like this, the "demand" is pretty small, so the potential of having expensive inventory is not "appealing".... Scott Brown had mentioned trying to get cams like this too, on our last conversation, he basically said "nothing yet, there are "alternatives" but they are expensive"! Wait, there are cheap parts!!!! Anyone else out there got anything in the works?? I do know there's guys out there just waiting for a "standard" 54mm roller cam core, and I'm looking for one even more "specific", I may have been ahead of your game, but we all seem to be waiting for something to help our Buick Builds...... I might end up having mine "re-ground" to "work" under boost, trying to build something "max effort", but stuck with a"minimum effort" CAM, kinda bothers me........
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  2. Philip66

    Philip66 Well-Known Member

    A month or so back I was scanning thru some different cam manufacturers websites. I happened upon this place called GS Products, (nothing to do with a Gran Sport by the way!)

    They manufacture their own cams and other engine components. They do list Buick V-6 and V-8 cams as an option but they don't list any specific grinds. They also list cams for Duramax Diesels and Cummins Diesels as well.

    They specifically state that they can custom make any cam up to 70mm, as per a customers specific order.

    Disclaimer! I didn't call them, I haven't used them, I haven't heard of anyone who has. But I thought it might just be possible that a company like this could meet a need in the Buick...or GS community. ;)

    They are in eastern Pennsylvania. Here's a link and then a couple screen shots...



    Last edited: Oct 26, 2019
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  3. Todd69GS

    Todd69GS Silver Level contributor

    Gary I'm down at the NATS and this gentleman had a display set up with some slick billet valve covers and 54mm cam blanks. He said they were available.

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  4. Tom Righter

    Tom Righter Well-Known Member

    Cody was highly recommended by Mike Phillips,I had a good conversation with him and was very impressed.we need people like this in the Buick community who does what they say,I wouldn’t hesitate to deal with him!
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  5. Julian

    Julian Well-Known Member

    I met Cody today.. a great guy
  6. badbuik

    badbuik Well-Known Member

    This is awesome info and could possibly bring some new life into our community!! I really appreciate you guys helping out!!
    Gary G
  7. crouchmtrsports

    crouchmtrsports crouchmtrsports

    Gary, Cody has the 54mm blanks. I've been dealing with Cody for a while now & highly recommend him.
  8. badbuik

    badbuik Well-Known Member

    I tried calling Cody, his mailbox is full... I’ll try again after the weekend...
    Gary G
  9. crouchmtrsports

    crouchmtrsports crouchmtrsports

    Gary, I talk to Cody & told him to clear his mailbox. Try him again.
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  10. ss4825

    ss4825 Well-Known Member

    Bubba, Tell him to save me 1 or 2.
  11. badbuik

    badbuik Well-Known Member

    I totally appreciate all the help!! Gets me more excited about my “project” and really stepping up. We’ll see what happens next!
    Gary G
  12. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    I also saw the un machined blanks at the nationals. tried to find JW to ask if it was something I needed to buy for the build were doing. I know he was there just could not locate him. Cody said a finished product was 6 weeks out from the time he got the specs and payment
  13. Julian

    Julian Well-Known Member

    Uses the Buick V6 snout
  14. badbuik

    badbuik Well-Known Member

    But the big question I need answered is “can these 54 mm cores be ground on 116+ LSA”.. The TA ones cannot.. If these are just cores to help have them out there, competition for TA, OR are they going to work for even more specific Buick combinations..
    Excited, but still questionable....
    Gary G

    JESUPERCAT No Slow Boat

    Here is a picture from the Nationals.
  16. Daves 71 GS

    Daves 71 GS Well-Known Member

    Did any one call about theses cores?I always forget during the day to call.
  17. ss4825

    ss4825 Well-Known Member

    I called and reserved one.
  18. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    Given that picture. It looks like one could make those cam have any lsa anyone could dream of seeing that nothing has been profiled
  19. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    Yeah, and it makes me wonder when having it ground if it is going to cost more because the profile isn't roughed in?
  20. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    Probably will, but hey they are available as nd they can be made to do whatever the designer wants, guess that's the price to pay to get a truly custom cam. And not have a project stalled out waiting, or leaving power on the table from trying to make something else fit

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