Engle FK-8 Performance VW Camshaft - .534" Lift - 298 Duration - For 1.4 or 1.5 Rockers

Engle FK-8 Performance VW Camshaft - .534" Lift - 298 Duration - For 1.4 or 1.5 Rockers

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The Engle FK-8 Cam is great all around cam for use with high ratio, 1.4 or 1.5:1 rockers. Using ratio rockers removes a lot of the stress off of the valve train. Getting over .500" of lift with smaller ratio rockers would be next to impossible with stock lifters. The FK-8 cam pulls well from about 3000RPM to 6500 RPM and works best in 2000cc and larger engines. As this cam will lift .537", cylinder heads that can support that much flow will make the most out of the FK8 cam along with carbureting accordingly. Dual, 2 barrel carbs are recommended for maximum performance and an idle that is a little rougher than stock. Two, single barrel carbs will work, but the idle will be rougher still.

To wrap it up, this cam is a perennial favorite for 2000cc and larger that have good heads and dual 40/44 IDFs or HPMX carburetors. When using it with high ratio rockers it provides a wide power band and useable power. The lobe design along offers a quieter drivetrain than cams designed for 1.1 or 1.25:1 rockers. Using the FK-8 came with 1.4 or 1.5 rockers allows for more performance, less wear and longer engine life!

All Type 1 performance cams are 3 Bolt, "early style" or "flat cams" and fit Type 1,2 & 3, 1200cc(40hp) to 1600cc based engines. The cam requires a separately sold, bolt on cam gear and must be used with a "flat cam" style oil pump.

Engle FK-8 Performance Camshaft Specifications:
.534" Valve Lift with 1.4:1 Rockers

Intake & Exhaust:
Duration 298°
Duration 258° @ .050″
Cam Lift .382"
Lobe Center 108°

Common Cam Card Specifications:
Intake Opens: 21°
Exhaust Closes: 21°
Intake Closes: 57°
Exhaust Opens: 57°

Valve Spring Recommendations:
Dual "Hi-Rev" Springs

Recommended Rocker Assemblies:
1.4:1 or 1.5:1

Recommended Compression Ratio:
9:1 to 9.5:1

RPM Range:
3000 to 6500

Recommended Carburetion:
Dual, 2 Barrel

Engle FK Series Camshafts are designed for use with 1.4 or 1.5 rockers.
Setting proper valve train geometry is crucial when using high ratio rockers. FK series cams take advantage of the increase in lift that comes with higher ratio rockers so they are a lot easier on the rest of the valve train. Engle’s FK cams are perfect for mild to high performance street and full race engines.

Please Note: EMPI (along with many other engine builders, racers and auto enthusiasts) recommends using an engine oil with ZDDP or ZDTP or a ZDDP/ZDTP additive in your oil for all flat tappet camshaft engines.

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