mopar purple camshaft

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    DGE330/NC Well-Known Member

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    bought a new mopar performance six pak cam.. the finish don't look right to me. kinda dull non machined kinda look . anybody got any imput on this new finish? looks almost cast color as in a dull greyish finish.
     
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    Pics?
     
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    81BJPVg7DGL._AC_SL1500_.jpg mopar cam.jpg
     
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    Looks good from here. Is that a picture off their website? Awfully professionally done for a garage photo.
     
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      a internet pic.but same finish
       
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      Looks fine, at least the one in the photo. Could be some sort of lube/anti rust coating.
       
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        I think the lobes are usually parkerized or have some other kind of coating on them.

        I didn't know they were nitriding the vintage pattern hydraulic cams now.
         
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        That just looks like a parkerized finish to me. I think the suppliers of purple shaft cams to mopar performance have changed several times over the years.
         
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        • Don Frelier

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          The good ones used to actually be purple between the lobes.
          Ahhh those were the days...
           
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            yep,i had two .509 cams. true purple shafts
             
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            • Don Frelier

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              The one in my Charger is circa 87 with original lifters.
              .455" - 270 degrees love that thing
               
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              Lube it up, stick it in and run it.
               
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                the black finish looks kinda ruff
                 
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                  I know. I’ve gotten cams like this before.
                   
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                  what did you do to run it?
                   
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                  I don't understand that question.
                   
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                  distributor gear alignment 3-12-17.jpg
                  I spy, with my little eye.... yup, that thar's a purpleshaft!
                  (This is in my current 440 in Fred. It's the 484 cam, as discovered back in 2017 when I did the swap).
                   
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                  The different manufacturers of cams have used a variety of surface finishes over the years. Prevent rust before install. Only new cams I had that that were a machined surface were my billet steel rollers.
                   
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