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Re: SVO: roller cam?
Believe it or not this is not the first time price has come up for
discussion on the list.It just seems to me that most people don't live on
this side of the wall, working for a company that produces parts, to see
what goes into producing that part.I am not disagreeing that the cam in
question is not expensive, I am disagreeing with the fact that most
individuals don't look at the whole picture when considering price.I don't
own this cam and may never own or use it. I was making a point that, again,
has come up on the list before about prices, and just trying to expand some
At 11:40 PM 12/4/97 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>On Thu, 04 Dec 1997 10:06:41 -0800 Jim Dvorak <email@example.com>
>>At 11:54 PM 12/3/97 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>>or you can see it from anyones point of view. How many cams for
>>>cars have you seen that cost this much? I have seen none, and when
>>>boil it all down its just a Pice of steel, and it probably costs like
>>>$50-90 bux to make the actually cam. I have heard of Suppy and Demand
>>>this is outrageous. maybe someone canback me up on this? anyone?
>>>Charcoal Grey '86 SVO which needs a paint job bad!
>>>2 Chambered Flowmasters, 2 1/2" Mac Tail pipes(Is it me or does MAC
>>(Soap Box Time...)
>>Extreme, et. al.
>>Please excuse my abrasiveness, but I'm sick you you and other guys
>>probably know who you are) who are not looking at the big picture in
>>regards to a lot of topics, including this one.
>>Think about it ... (or should I say "Pull your head out")
>>The price in question is all-inclusive -- A cam in a kit form that
>>includes, roller camshaft, lifters, roller rockers, springs,
>>keepers, lash caps, seals. It's not your average garbage cam you can
>>Pep Boys for $50. It is a roller cam conversion kit.
>>This is a quality piece developed by someone who does A LOT of 2.3
>>and has a LOT of very dedicated and happy customers who are members
>>Chapter Directors in the SVO Owners Association (including myself).
>>AAlthough I have not yet ordered a cam, I am saving my money for one,
>>instead of whining about the price which is what you're doing.
>>It may not be the answer to everybody's needs, but then again it may
>>If you don't like it, don't buy it. But for heaven's sake, don't bash
>>based on price alone! And certainly don't compare apples to oranges.
>>One thing I look at is who have you heard that DOESN'T like this cam,
>>DOESN'T like the parts and service of a particular vendor. I think we
>>come up with many vendors who get bashed for one reason or another ...
>>often quite justifiably. This vendor, I trust and hear only good
>>about from trusted friends.
>>Think about it.
>thats great there Chief... but its still a $600 dollar cam... you go
>ahead and waste your cash on that. the only thing i would pay in that
>kit would be the rollers.. they might be special, but the cam? its still
>just heat treated steel.. and get a blank cam from crower or someone and
>have them grind it to the same specs cheaper.
>I am sure there are more people that are bothered about prices, it just
>so happens that am the only one that has enought guts to say so.
>Charcoal Grey '86 SVO which needs a paint job bad!
>2 Chambered Flowmasters, 2 1/2" Mac Tail pipes(Is it me or does MAC SUCK)