I run the Kent 276 in my race Midget. I originally built it as a
Spec-Sprite and that is the spec cam. It has worked very well in that
car. The power curve I think is well suited to a fast road cam. It has
pretty good pulling power without having to rev the engine beyond 6500.
It seems to come into its own at about 4800.
The idle is a hair rough, as you would expect. I don't think it would be
unpleasant to drive around town, though. Don't dick with the cam timing
that the factory gives you. I know folks that have and they don't run
near as well as my car.
I don't know anything about the SW5 cam. Who makes it?
On Tue, 21 Mar 2006 19:09:41 EST Miniac7@aol.com writes:
> Greetings Fellow Listers,
> I currently have a 1275GT engine in my Mini, and am starting the
> process to convert it into a 1293. I am not looking for a road
> rocket, but
> just a reliable, smooth running engine with good power and torque,
> for spirited
> street use. Being a twin carb kind'a guy, I would like to use twin
> 1.5 SU's,
> a slightly ported and shaved Cooper S 12G940 head, LCB, standard
> Lucas dizzy
> with points and condenser for now ( may go to Pertronix in the
> future ). I'm
> going through the selection process right now for a cam, and am
> looking for
> advice, pro's and con's on the two cams I mentioned. Any help and
> suggestions relative to this issue would be greatly appreciated.
> I have also not selected the pistons or rocker gear at this time, so
> suggestions in these areas would also be helpful.
> With any of these issues, if I need to expound on anything else,
> please let
> me know, and I will try to provide as much information as I can.This
> is your
> chance to build a 1293 vicariously through me.
> Thank you in advance for taking a look and helping out.
> Howard Collins
> 69' Austin Mini
> 60' AH Bugeye