Following are links to a variety of Norton heavy twin cam profiles.
They represent many, many, hours of data taking of a sampling of Norton
factory, Axtell, Dunstall, Harmon & Collins, Johnson, Megacycle, Norris,
Norvil, Pete Williams(Hemmings) and Web.
The newer profiles have been taken on the new cam measuring test fixture I designed and fabricated. Measurements are to .0001" resolution. The main limitation is my seeing and then setting the degree wheel by hand. This degree of resolution shows the variations within the base circle of some cams and brings into question the capability to accurately set valve lash.
Pix of cam measurement fixture
All the profile data is raw cam lift data measured directly off the cam with a flat or 3"radiused brass shoe, and no rocker arm ratio or clearances are taken into account.
Unfortunately during my early profiling, I did not pay as much attention to detail in the opening and closing ramp areas. On those, only the lift and overlap are useful. The later ones show more detail. I will be going back over the cams I still have access to, and retake the profile data with the extra detail needed. As of this date many are completed, but some cams I do not have access to, and are not likely to be reaccomplished.
NHT cams are either on twin chain (cam/magneto) core or later commando single cam drive chain version.While they have some dimensional similarities, they are not interchangeable.
cam100.gif D12-790 The original 29hp dominator model 7 cam, very mild. It is installed a little more advanced than shown on the graph. This engine comes standard with radiused lifters.
cam140.gif 21225 This is from a standard model 88. Significantly hotter than the model 7 cam.
cam110.gif 22729, 650SS and later 750 Atlas grind with common X2 marking on the twin chain core, know as SS
cam110a.gif 061084 This cam grind started as the 650ss cam shown above, by now it's called the 1S for the commando, it is the standard cam grind for all non combat 750 and 850 comandos. Lobe centers are 100º
cam120.gif 063536 The famous or "infamous" 2S combat cam. Note*** this is MARKED "SS" on the camshaft, but it is not the 650SS (1S) grind.
cam120a.gif 2S Combat grind with 3" radius lifters.
cam210.gif PD04ZC mild cam not much hotter that a stock cam. A bit more lift and duration, very little extra overlap. Used in my Dunstall Atlas on a twin chain core and This is the same Dunstall grind later supplied for commando's on a single chain core.
cam220.gif PD R2 B540 WFC, This cam was out of a grenaded 810 Dunstall kit, probably the claimed 75HP version when ALL the mods have been done, including the ported reangled big valve intake head.. The cam I sampled was prepped for needle roller bearings and pressure oil feed to the cam lobes. Similar grind to the Norton Combat 2S cam.
cam230.gif PD/03 E434 WEC, 20M3 core,profiledwith flat and 3" radius lifter, LC 105º, exh .333", int .346", loan by Tom Patterson
cam350.gif Axtell 5S data courtesy of David Winship. Like a stock cam only with about 5% more lift. But a fair amount more duration (40º)
cam430.gif 3S camshaft. Very close to 2S Combat, Hard to tell any difference.Thanks to Brian Finck, Ontario Canada
cam440.gif 4S camshaft. Also very close to 2S Combat when the extra lash clearance is taken into account!
cam470.gif 7S camshaft. Getting warm yet?.
Megacycle including their Norris profiles
Caution-Megacycle uses a 1/4-28 bolt to retain ignition AA unit or ignition rotor. vs 1/4-26bsf on english commando 20M3S+ cams.
cam510.gif Norris RX data with thanks to John Magyar, a bit more overlap than PW3
cam520.gif Norris D
cam630.gif 56-0NR This would be the cam I would recommend as the slight boost over a regular norton 06-1084 1S cam without the "hot rod" syndrome.
cam610a.gif 56-000/11-01 EOB with both flat and 3" radiused lifters
cam620a.gif 56-020 with both flat and 3"radius lifters
cam931.gif Web 132 a good cam for an 850, not to hot...similar to a megacycle 5600NR-Thanks for loan Bob Bolduc NENO member
cam932.gif Web 86C/12C a touch hotter than 4S
cam940.gif Hemmings supplied PW3 grind-loan by Mike Pappas
Harmon & Collins
cam910.gif 7014 drag race? Viscious lift rate off the ramp!!!-loan by Sherwood Shute
cam911.gif 7138 A bit more exhaust lift and similar overlap to the PD04CZ-loan bySherwood Shute
cam912.gif H&C?? 168 extracted from a twin chain 650 as it was not a good choice for a street motor
cam101411.jpg M7, 88, 650SS(1S)
cam1121.gif 1S cam, Dunstall 04ZC cam
cam2123.gif PD03-105º, PD04ZC-102.3º, virtually same profile with different lobe centers.
cam111244.gif 1S, 2S and 4S cams
cam432.gif 2S, 3S
cam247.gif 2S, 4S, 7S
cam356392.gif 5S, NR, NT360 virtual clones....Who made who?
cam936247.gif Web8612, 56-020, 7S
cam9961.gif Larry Martin's hot rod cam, megacycle 56000 3" radiused lifters
MISC extra profiles
cam950.gif A 1970's grind by englishman Lloyd Dickensen, a bit more overlap than the PD04CZ-loan by Roddy MacLellan
cam120rw.gif 2S on a domi core. This shows a lot of detail on the exhaust ramp and a second set of ramp profiles super imposed on the original profile. This second set of ramps it the "after" of the grinding process that I did to the cam to make it suitable for my purposes. Pix of cam measurement and grinding process Norvil sourced, but they claim Norton Andover are supplying them. It has been verified by two others that a 4S (domi and commando core ) and the 2S (commando core) are also afflicted with this design ramps. Care should be used to insure enough valve lash on these cams.