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Old 03-20-2012, 06:41 AM   #1
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Does anyone have experience using Elgin cams and other Elgin products products?

I ran across thrir web site by accident and they seen to have a very broad line of products.

Are they wholesale or do they use outlets for consumers?

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There just another lesser known parts company, mostly entry level stuff.
Northern Auto parts sells alot of it.
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I live not too far from their headquarters in Elgin Illinois and have been inside their facility there.
I've used their valve train parts over the years and have had no issues.
I believe everything they sell is also made in the US.
They primarily deal with good quality OEM spec replacement parts but they also have a Performance line of parts that appears pretty good.
I don't think they have any crazy-over-the-top HP parts but what they do offer is decent quality at a decent price IMO.
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You won't find the latest and greatest cam profiles but parts quality is very good. I've used Elgin Pro Stock hardware in vintage race motors where roller rocker were prohibited and they lived on a pretty agressive solid flat tappet grind road race cam.
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Elgin has been around for many many yrs and has a decent rep.

Id buy Elgin over Comp any day of the week
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quality parts. they have been o.e.m suppliers. they make many of the old factory replacement cams.
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The company sponsored a Indy 500 race car for years.....They made and could still, 'Elgin Pistons'.......A very good performance inventory....similar to TRW engine and chassis

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