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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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    1973 PONTIAC GRANDVILLE

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

    1962 PONTIAC CATALINA

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

    1958 PONTIAC STAR CHIEF

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: CUSTOM SAFARI

    1976 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

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

    1978-1980 PONTIAC GRAND AM

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

    1974 PONTIAC LEMANS

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

    1976 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1977-1978 BUICK LESABRE

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

    1968-1970 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1969 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1977-1980 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE

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

    1970-1973 PONTIAC GTO

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

    1975-1976 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: TRANS AM

    1964 PONTIAC CATALINA

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

    1977-1979 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

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

    1967 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: HO

    1970 PONTIAC EXECUTIVE

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

    1967 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • CC: 5343
    • Liter: 5.3
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 326
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.3 L / 326 )

    1974 BUICK LESABRE

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

    1975 PONTIAC VENTURA

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

    1967 PONTIAC EXECUTIVE

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1977 PONTIAC GRAND LEMANS

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

    1980 BUICK CENTURY

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

    1973-1974 PONTIAC GRAND SAFARI

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

    1968 PONTIAC TEMPEST

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

    1975 OLDSMOBILE CUSTOM CRUISER

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

    1980-1981 BUICK CENTURY

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

    1968 PONTIAC EXECUTIVE

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

    1962 PONTIAC CATALINA

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

    1980 BUICK ESTATE WAGON

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

    1972-1974 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: LUXURY

    1963 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • CC: 6900
    • Liter: 6.9
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 421
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.9 L / 421 )

    1979-1980 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

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

    1958 PONTIAC SUPER CHIEF

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1968 PONTIAC TEMPEST

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

    1970 PONTIAC EXECUTIVE

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

    1974 PONTIAC LEMANS

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

    1970-1971 PONTIAC LEMANS

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

    1963-1964 PONTIAC TEMPEST

    • CC: 5343
    • Liter: 5.3
    • SubModel: SAFARI
    • CUI: 326
    • EngineType: V8 ( 5.3 L / 326 )

    1973 BUICK ESTATE WAGON

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

    1977 PONTIAC VENTURA

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

    1971 PONTIAC CATALINA

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

    1971 PONTIAC CATALINA

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

    1970-1973 PONTIAC GTO

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

    1970-1971 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

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

    1956 PONTIAC CHIEFTAIN

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

    1969 PONTIAC EXECUTIVE

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

    1977 PONTIAC GRAND LEMANS

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

    1964 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • CC: 6376
    • Liter: 6.4
    • SubModel: 2+2
    • CUI: 389
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.4 L / 389 )

    1968 PONTIAC LEMANS

    • CC: 7014
    • Liter: 7.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 428
    • EngineType: V8 ( 7.0 L / 428 )

    1955 PONTIAC STAR CHIEF

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

    1974 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

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

    1964 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • CC: 6900
    • Liter: 6.9
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 421
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.9 L / 421 )

    1975 PONTIAC CATALINA

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

    1975 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE

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

    1963 PONTIAC CATALINA

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

    1981 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

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

    1972 BUICK LESABRE

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

    1964 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • CC: 6376
    • Liter: 6.4
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: VENTURA
    • CUI: 389
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.4 L / 389 )

    1963 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • CC: 6900
    • Liter: 6.9
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 421
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.9 L / 421 )

    1969 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: TRANS AM

    1963 PONTIAC CATALINA

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

    1967-1968 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

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

    1977 PONTIAC CATALINA

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

    1970-1971 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

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

    1963 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • CC: 6376
    • Liter: 6.4
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: VENTURA
    • CUI: 389
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.4 L / 389 )

    1963 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • CC: 6900
    • Liter: 6.9
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 421
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.9 L / 421 )

    1971 PONTIAC GRAND SAFARI

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

    1964 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • CC: 6376
    • Liter: 6.4
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: VENTURA
    • CUI: 389
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.4 L / 389 )

    1960-1963 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SAFARI

    1971 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

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

    1975 PONTIAC CATALINA

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

    1975 PONTIAC GRAND LEMANS

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

    1975 PONTIAC LEMANS

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

    1963 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • CC: 6376
    • Liter: 6.4
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: VENTURA
    • CUI: 389
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.4 L / 389 )

    1970-1972 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

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

    1979-1981 PONTIAC GRAND LEMANS

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

    1974 PONTIAC VENTURA

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

    1974 PONTIAC GRANDVILLE

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

    1962 PONTIAC CATALINA

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

    1962 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • CC: 6376
    • Liter: 6.4
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: VENTURA
    • CUI: 389
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.4 L / 389 )

    1964 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • CC: 6900
    • Liter: 6.9
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 421
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.9 L / 421 )

    1962 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • CC: 6376
    • Liter: 6.4
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: VENTURA
    • CUI: 389
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.4 L / 389 )

    1976-1977 PONTIAC LEMANS

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

    1972 PONTIAC LEMANS

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

    1980-1981 PONTIAC GRAND LEMANS

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

    1961 PONTIAC TEMPEST

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

    1980 BUICK ELECTRA

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

    1964 PONTIAC CATALINA

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

    1973-1974 PONTIAC LEMANS

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

    1970-1971 PONTIAC GTO

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: THE JUDGE

    1964-1966 PONTIAC GTO

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

    1975 PONTIAC GRAND AM

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

    1964 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • CC: 6376
    • Liter: 6.4
    • Aspiration: N
    • SubModel: VENTURA
    • CUI: 389
    • EngineType: V8 ( 6.4 L / 389 )

    1971 PONTIAC GRANDVILLE

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

    1964 PONTIAC CATALINA

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

    1969 PONTIAC GTO

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

    1981 BUICK CENTURY

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

    1972-1974 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

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

    1975 PONTIAC CATALINA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SAFARI
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