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+/-8 degree option steel
back side steel
+/-8 degree option aluminum
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+/-4 degree option aluminum
+/-6 degree standard aluminum
0 degrees straight up
6 degrees advanced
+/-6 degree standard steel
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back side aluminum
+/-4 degree option steel
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stock OE gear magnesium +/-4 degree
+/-6 degree standard steel
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Dial-A-Cam, the ultimate adjustable cam gear   Price: 210




After the Dial-In-Cam being off the market for decades, the new Dial-A-Cam is now available for all 1961 and later Type-1, 2, & 3 flat cams using a 3 bolt gear. This is the most quickly and easily adjustable cam gear on the market with the widest adjustment range. While most other cam gears can be adjusted +/-4 degrees, the Dial-A-Cam can be adjusted up to +/-8 crank degrees, in two degree increments. Although it's usually not recommended to go more than four degrees from zero, if your cam timing is off by a couple degrees and you want to adjust it four degrees the other way, you'll need at least six degrees of adjustment.

Simply remove the oil pump, remove the locating screw, loosen the three main screws, slightly rotate the gear or cam until the holes for the desired degree point line up, then re-install the locating screw and tighten all four screws. No goofy offset washers to loose or drop in the case. No engine disassembly. No guesswork. The cam timing will be exactly where you set it, every time. Detailed printed instructions included.

There are various reasons to advance or retard the cam timing. It can be used while degreeing the cam to correct the timing of a cam or gear that is slightly off and it can be used to change the performance of the engine.


Builds More Low-End Torque
Begins Intake Event Sooner
Opens Intake Valve Sooner
Decreases Piston-Intake Valve Clearance
Increases Piston-Exhaust Valve Clearance

Builds More High-End Power
Delays Intake Event
Keeps Intake Valve Open later
Increases Piston-Intake Valve Clearance
Decreases Piston-Exhaust Valve Clearance

Degreeing in your cam means synchronizing the cam's position with the crankshaft. A few degrees of misalignment can affect the engine's operation dramatically. In a stock engine, you would only need to line up the timing marks on the gears and the cam would be degreed, but with a group of aftermarket components (camshaft, crankshaft, gears) all with their own quality control and tolerances when installed, can cause some misalignment. You can never be sure that the cam is in its correct position until you degree it in. I have seen gears 1 to 2 cam degrees off of zero and cams with advance ground into them. For best performance, you should always degree in all performance or aftermarket camshafts.

See WebCam link below.


The Dial-A-Cam is available as a steel straight cut gear with a crank gear, an aluminum helical gear and a stock OE magnesium gear. Send in your cam and I will convert it and return it with the gear of your choice, shipping included. You can also choose the adjustment range, since most applications may not require eight degrees of adjustment. The standard gear has +/-6 degrees of adjustment range and includes socket button head screws, lock washers and detailed instructions. You can also send in your own gear with your cam to convert. If you send in your gear, it must be the offset washer type with slotted holes or non adjustable. Each gear is hand finished and may have slight imperfections that don't affect function, however, every gear and cam are interchangeable. This is a clean sheet design and not compatible with the original Dial-in-Cam.

PRICING(includes converting your cam and return shipping within U.S. lower 48)

New Steel straight cut gear set with +/-6 degrees of adjustment-------------$210
New Aluminum helical gear with +/-6 degrees of adjustment-----------------$170
stock OE VW magnesium gear +/-6 degrees of adjustment-------------------$130
(standard 0 and +1 available)


New steel straight cut gear set only(+/-6 degrees)-----------------------------$160
New aluminum helical gear only(+/-6 degrees)---------------------------------$120
Used OE VW magnesium gear only(+/-6 degrees)-------------------------------$80
Convert your gear and cam, labor only------------------------------------------$140
Convert your cam or gear, labor only (additional cams add $40 each)----------$80
Either gear with +/- 4 degrees of adjustment----------------------------------(-$10)
Either gear with +/- 8 degrees of adjustment---------------------------------(+$20)
Steel cam gear only without crank gear----------------------------------------(-$15)
Extra set of 5/16-24 button head screws and lock washers (3)------------------$5

If you already have a cam gear like the ones below, I can convert it without having to buy a new gear:



The steel Dial-A-Cam gear is made of hardened 8620 steel alloy by an Australian company that has been supplying quality high performance automotive parts for decades The aluminum Dial-A-Cam gear is made using an industry standard aftermarket gear.

Turnaround time is two weeks or less. Contact me for more info. or questions.

Copy/paste/print the above order sheet, circle what you want, include your contact and shipping info. with your cam.

email me for where to send your parts
location: San Antonio, TX 78250

Paypal address is [email protected] friend/gift option preferred, otherwise add 4%.

You can pay in advance if you know exactly what you want or I can send you a paypal invoice after I receive your parts.

OldSchool Performance

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(415) 595-6290
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