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COMP Cams 641-1

Machined Steel Race Valve Locks Angle: 7°

COMP Cams 641-1

249-641-1

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COMP Cams 641-1 Machined Steel Race Valve Locks Angle: 7° $2.99
Machined Steel Race Valve Locks
  • Angle: 7°
  • Valve Stem: 3/8"
  • Single Groove
  • 1/pkg

  • COMP Cams 641-1 Details

    Race Valve Locks

  • 7° lock angle

  • Wider Angle
  • Precision Machined
  • Super Tough
  • Inside Tang
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty

  • Specifications:

    Lock Angle
    7 Deg.
    Lock Groove Quantity
    1-groove
    Lock Material
    Steel
    Lock Style
    7 degree
    Manufacturing Process
    Machined
    Quantity
    Sold as a pair
    Recessed for Lash Cap
    No
    Valve Stem Diameter (in.)
    0.372
    Manufacturer's Part Number:
    641-1

    Most people believe that the tang inside a valve lock is what holds the valve spring retainer and spring in place while the engine is running, however tangs are not strong enough to withstand today's open spring loads of 1000+ pounds. The tang's sole purpose is to temporarily locate the lock, retainer, and spring relative to the valve until the taper of the retainer can nest around the outside surface of the lock. This creates the "collet effect" that binds the two together; the more spring force exerted on the retainer as the valve opens, the more force applied by the collet effect to keep the retainer and lock in place.

    With the emergence of valve sizes other than 5/16", 11/32", and 3/8", it is important to make sure valve locks match valve size. There should always be a small gap between the two halves of the lock when they are properly positioned on the valve stem. If the two halves are in contact without a gap, the valve locks are for a bigger stem. If the locks fit tight to the stem and leave a gap between the middle of the lock and the stem's outer diameter, the locks are too small for the valves. All locks should be checked before final installation to ensure they're the correct size.

    Comp Cams 7° Street Valve Locks are made from stamped, hardened steel. Designed for stock engine rebuilds and only recommended for street use with lighter spring loads. The 7° Race Valve Locks are available in Machined Steel or Titanium. They offer the same valve spring location accuracy as the 10° Super Locks, without the need to change to 10° retainers. Comp Cams 10° Super Locks handle higher spring pressures by distributing load over a larger area. This reduces the chance of a "pull-through" failure. Recommended for all race applications.

    Does COMP Cams 641-1 fit your vehicle?

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    1979-1981 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • Liter: 4.9
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 301
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.9 L / 301 )

    1977 PONTIAC VENTURA

    • Liter: 4.9
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 301
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.9 L / 301 )

    1957 PONTIAC CHIEFTAIN

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: CUSTOM SAFARI

    1969 PONTIAC EXECUTIVE

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1972-1974 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1970-1971 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • CC: 6555
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1975 PONTIAC GRAND LEMANS

    • Liter: 5.7
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • Engine Vin: M
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1973 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1968 PONTIAC TEMPEST

    • CC: 6555
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: SAFARI
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1979 BUICK CENTURY

    • Liter: 4.9
    • SubModel: SPECIAL
    • CUI: 301
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.9 L / 301 )

    1970 PONTIAC SAFARI

    • CC: 5733
    • Liter: 5.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1979-1980 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • Liter: 4.9
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 301
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.9 L / 301 )

    1972-1974 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • CC: 5737
    • Liter: 5.7
    • SubModel: ESPRIT
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1969 PONTIAC TEMPEST

    • Liter: 7.0
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 428
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.0 L / 428 )

    1974 BUICK LESABRE

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • SubModel: LUXUS
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1975-1976 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • Liter: 5.7
    • SubModel: ESPRIT
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1969 PONTIAC SAFARI

    • Liter: 5.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1972 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1972 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1972-1974 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: FORMULA
    • Engine Vin: X
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1967-1970 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • CC: 6555
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1974 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: SAFARI
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1980-1981 PONTIAC GRAND LEMANS

    • Liter: 4.3
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 265
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.3 L / 265 )

    1958 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1975-1976 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • Liter: 7.5
    • SubModel: SJ
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1973 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • CC: 7457
    • Liter: 7.5
    • SubModel: SAFARI
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1973 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • CC: 5737
    • Liter: 5.7
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1974 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREME

    • CC: 5737
    • Liter: 5.7
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • Engine Vin: M
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1976-1977 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1961 PONTIAC TEMPEST

    • CC: 6376
    • Liter: 6.4
    • SubModel: SAFARI
    • CUI: 389
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.4 L / 389 )

    1979-1981 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • Liter: 4.9
    • SubModel: ESPRIT
    • CUI: 301
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.9 L / 301 )

    1977 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • Liter: 5.7
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: LJ
    • Engine Vin: P
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1961 PONTIAC VENTURA

    • CC: 6376
    • Liter: 6.4
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 389
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.4 L / 389 )

    1975 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1980 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • Liter: 4.9
    • SubModel: SAFARI
    • CUI: 301
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.9 L / 301 )

    1976-1977 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: SJ
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1974 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS

    • CC: 5737
    • Liter: 5.7
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • Engine Vin: M
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1976 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: CATALINA (CANADIAN)

    1975 PONTIAC GRANDVILLE

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1973 BUICK ESTATE WAGON

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • Engine Vin: W
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1979 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88

    • Liter: 4.9
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 301
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.9 L / 301 )

    1968-1970 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1959-1962 PONTIAC STAR CHIEF

    • CC: 6376
    • Liter: 6.4
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 389
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.4 L / 389 )

    1972-1974 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: LUXURY

    1972 BUICK LESABRE

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • Engine Vin: W
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1973-1974 PONTIAC GRAND SAFARI

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1977 BUICK SKYLARK

    • Liter: 4.9
    • SubModel: SR
    • CUI: 301
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.9 L / 301 )

    1976 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • Liter: 5.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1977 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: SAFARI
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1976 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • Liter: 7.5
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1975-1976 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: TRANS AM

    1977 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • Liter: 4.9
    • SubModel: SAFARI
    • CUI: 301
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.9 L / 301 )

    1971 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • CC: 5733
    • Liter: 5.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1977-1980 BUICK LESABRE

    • Liter: 4.9
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 301
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.9 L / 301 )

    1977 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE

    • Liter: 5.7
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • Engine Vin: P
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1977-1978 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1971 PONTIAC GRANDVILLE

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1972 PONTIAC GRAND SAFARI

    • CC: 7457
    • Liter: 7.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1972-1974 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1970-1971 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • CC: 6555
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1956 PONTIAC STAR CHIEF

    • CC: 5179
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 316
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 316 )

    1972-1973 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • CC: 5737
    • Liter: 5.7
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: SAFARI
    • Engine Vin: M
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1972-1973 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • CC: 6556
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: SAFARI
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1967-1968 PONTIAC GTO

    • CC: 6555
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1972 PONTIAC GRAND SAFARI

    • CC: 7457
    • Liter: 7.5
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • Engine Vin: W
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1955-1956 PONTIAC STAR CHIEF

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: CUSTOM

    1977-1980 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • Liter: 4.9
    • SubModel: SAFARI
    • CUI: 301
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.9 L / 301 )

    1980-1981 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE

    • Liter: 4.3
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 265
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.3 L / 265 )

    1977-1980 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • Liter: 4.9
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 301
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.9 L / 301 )

    1975-1976 PONTIAC GRAND LEMANS

    • Liter: 7.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1976 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • Liter: 5.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1970 PONTIAC EXECUTIVE

    • CC: 6555
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1956 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • CC: 5179
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 316
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 316 )

    1974 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • CC: 6555
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1964 PONTIAC TEMPEST

    • CC: 6376
    • Liter: 6.4
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 389
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.4 L / 389 )

    1977 PONTIAC GRAND LEMANS

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: SAFARI
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1975 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1975 OLDSMOBILE CUSTOM CRUISER

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1972-1973 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • CC: 5737
    • Liter: 5.7
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • Engine Vin: M
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1956 PONTIAC CHIEFTAIN

    • CC: 5179
    • Liter: 5.2
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 316
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.2 L / 316 )

    1977 PONTIAC GRAND LEMANS

    • Liter: 5.7
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • Engine Vin: P
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1977 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • Liter: 4.9
    • SubModel: ESPRIT
    • CUI: 301
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.9 L / 301 )

    1970-1973 PONTIAC GTO

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1974 PONTIAC VENTURA

    • CC: 5737
    • Liter: 5.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1974 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • Engine Vin: Y
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1969 PONTIAC TEMPEST

    • Liter: 7.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 428
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.0 L / 428 )

    1972 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • CC: 5737
    • Liter: 5.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1973 BUICK ESTATE WAGON

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • Engine Vin: V
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1976 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • Liter: 7.5
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1971 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • CC: 7456
    • Liter: 7.5
    • SubModel: ESPRIT
    • CUI: 455
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.5 L / 455 )

    1980 BUICK ESTATE WAGON

    • Liter: 4.9
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 301
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.9 L / 301 )

    1975-1976 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • Liter: 5.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1977-1978 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • Liter: 4.9
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 301
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.9 L / 301 )

    1968 PONTIAC TEMPEST

    • CC: 5733
    • Liter: 5.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1974 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • CC: 6555
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: SAFARI
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1968 PONTIAC TEMPEST

    • CC: 5733
    • Liter: 5.7
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 350
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.7 L / 350 )

    1955 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • CC: 4707
    • Liter: 4.7
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 287
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.7 L / 287 )

    1975-1977 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1968 PONTIAC EXECUTIVE

    • CC: 6555
    • Liter: 6.6
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 400
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.6 L / 400 )

    1980 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • Liter: 4.9
    • SubModel: LJ
    • CUI: 301
    • EngineType: V8 ( 4.9 L / 301 )
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