Camshaft Degree Wheel
An engine camshaft degree wheel tool is a specialized tool used in the engine building process to precisely set the camshaft position relative to the crankshaft. The tool consists of a circular degree wheel with markings at regular intervals and a pointer that can be positioned over the markings. The degree wheel is attached to the front of the engine crankshaft, and the pointer is positioned at the top dead center (TDC) of the number one cylinder. The camshaft is then installed, and the degree wheel is rotated until the camshaft is in the desired position. This is typically done by using a dial indicator to measure the lift and duration of the camshaft lobe and adjusting the camshaft position accordingly. The degree wheel tool allows for precise adjustments of the camshaft position, which can affect engine performance and power output. Proper use of the degree wheel tool is critical to ensure accurate camshaft positioning and prevent potential damage to the engine.
When choosing a camshaft degree wheel, first confirm the year, make, and engine size. Next, from the remaining compatible options available, select the camshaft degree wheel that fits your application and budget needs best.
JEGS offers a large camshaft degree wheel kit variety to choose from, available from top valvetrain component and tool manufacturers including Speedmaster, COMP Cams, Proform, Moroso, JEGS, and many others. Each degree wheel camshaft tool is made from high-quality components and assembly to provide accurate and consistent performance for every engine project.