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Old 12-19-2016, 05:55 PM   #1
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Default Where to get a Bill Stipe distributor cam

I would like to know where or how to purchase a Bill Stipe dist. cam for my Fordor.
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Old 12-19-2016, 05:59 PM   #2
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To Order From Specialty Motor Cams and
Stipe Machine Call: 920-467-2895
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Old 12-19-2016, 06:11 PM   #3
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Tried that but got the fax machine. I'll try again. Thank you for confirming the number.
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I just took that number off their web site.

I know that when I bought mine, I just ordered from them direct, but that's been several years ago.
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Tried that but got the fax machine. I'll try again. Thank you for confirming the number.
Send them a fax.
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Old 12-19-2016, 07:28 PM   #6
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The one on the Brattons web site says:

"New aircraft strength 1144 steel, with a Rockwell hardness of 23, and precision ground to within .0005 to meet Fords original specifications; polished for smooth surface. the best on the market. This is the Model 'B' cam. The 'B' cam creates twice as hot a spark as the 'A' cam, resulting in longer spark plug life."

What's the difference?
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Old 12-19-2016, 09:44 PM   #7
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The dwell time on the B cam is about 10 degrees more than the stock A cam, and this allows the coil to build a stronger magnetic field at higher speeds. Stronger magnetic field means a hotter spark. I can't believe it would be twice as hot a spark, unless that was at the extreme top RPM range, which most of us never approach.
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What's the difference?
There might not be any. Call them and ask where they get them from.
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Old 12-20-2016, 09:14 AM   #9
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I'll call Bratton's. Maybe it is a Stipe's cam. Thanks
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I'll call Bratton's. Maybe it is a Stipe's cam. Thanks
Even if it isn't, I've checked the cams I bought from Bratton's and found them to be very accurate.
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Old 12-20-2016, 09:48 AM   #11
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I use the Brattons cams. Exc quality
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Old 12-20-2016, 06:55 PM   #12
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Specialty Motor Cams (920) 467-2895 They are USA made more dwell than most of the cams to give a better performance. About $12.50 each and have them in stock.
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Old 12-20-2016, 07:11 PM   #13
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John, I believe that's the fax number.

sphanna: try this number for Bill Stipe 920-467-9700
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Old 12-20-2016, 10:05 PM   #14
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Thanks Guys Appreciate the help and info
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Old 02-16-2020, 05:49 PM   #15
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FYI - ordered (using website ph#) and just received qty=2 Stipe dist cam (@$14.95)
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Old 02-16-2020, 06:40 PM   #16
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4-cylinder engines never had a problem with dwell time. It's the V8 that had problems requiring two sets of breakers to increase dwell time. I would doubt if the high tension build would be much higher in voltage with a different breaker cam. If it is, the amount would likely be negligible. An oscilloscope would confirm ya or nay in any case. Coils gain saturation very rapidly and the engine only fires two plugs per crank revolution on a 4-banger. The model A engine is not a real high rpm engine in stock form.
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