Specifications For Crane Cams

Crane Cams manufactures cam shafts in Daytona, Florida.

Crane Cams, based in Daytona, Florida, produces custom aftermarket replacement cam shafts for stock parts installed on foreign and domestic cars and motorcycles. Crane Cams specializes in several types of cam shafts, which are available in both stock engine replacement, and custom aftermarket options.

Types of Camshafts

The complete lineup of auto manufacturers for which Crane manufactures replacement camshafts includes American Motors, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Crosley, Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, Edsel, GMS Honda, Acura, MG, Mitsubishi, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Rover, Studebaker, and Toyota. Crane camshafts are manufactured from carburized 8620 alloy steel billet cores. Crane Cams also manufactures custom roller cams, made from 9310 alloy billet, and flat tappet camshafts, made from flat iron.

Hyrdaulic Flat Tappets

Hydraulic Flat Tappet Camshafts are commonly installed in high-performance muscle cars built before the end of the 1980s. Hydraulic Flat Tappets provide 7,000 revolutions per minute and might require a custom grind to increase the engine torque.

Hydraulic Roller

Hydraulic Roller camshafts are ideal aftermarket replacements for engines manufactured with push-rod-style engines. Hydraulic roller camshafts have a flat power curve and are a suitable replacement option for retrofitting older engines.

Mechanical Flat Tappet

Mechanical Flat Tappets possess a maximum power band of 8,500 engine revolutions per minute. Mechanical Flat Tappets are an ideal stock engine replacement option for muscle cars.

Mechanical Roller

Mechanical Roller camshafts are optimized for performance levels that exceed 10,000 engine revolutions per minute. Mechanical Rollers are typically used in competitive racing environments.


SOHC and DOHC camshafts are an alternative design, typically seen in Ford automobiles. The SOHC and DOHC camshafts are an overhead cam design and do not have lifters such as other traditional camshafts have.


Crane Camshafts provides many advanced customizations to the standard manufacturer’s camshaft lines. Customizations typically include replicating vintage cam shaft designs, improving cam shaft drive and efficiency, and re-engineering cams for a more prominent sound. Crane Camshafts also employ custom regrinds to restore camshafts to original OEM specifications.