Leading A-Series engine specialist since 1981
All MED camshafts are machined from cross-drilled steel blanks, never re-profiled, so you can be assured of the highest quality product. The three profiles have been developed specifically for road use with over 35 years of A-Series experience.
The Stage 1 kit comes with the following components;
Camshaft profile choice;
Please note, this kit is intended for all 1275 engines apart from MPi. If you would like a 998 kit, please contact us and we'll ensure you receive the correct oil pump. The T3 cam kit is supplied with a Turbo oil pump.
See the Additional Information tab for further advice.
Which camshaft should I choose?
It's entirely dependant on your driving preferences and the spec of the other engine components. Road trip mile muncher or daily driver? The most civilised HT profile would be ideal. Fast road car for country lane blasts? RS makes a good compromise. Fast road/trackday/rally car for the weekend? Go for the XT. A more conservative camshaft spec can often result in a more enjoyable driving experience on the road, as the power band is lower in the RPM range.
How much power can I expect?
It's impossible to answer without knowing the exact spec of the engine and the quality of the rebuild. However, for a rough guide, if we were to take an identical 1380cc high performance road engine with a modified head, re-worked crankshaft, single HIFF44 carburettor and 1.5:1 roller rockers, the following peak outouts could be expected:
HT - 100lb.ft/100bhp
RS - 100lb.ft/106bhp
XT - 100lb.ft/112bhp
Which engines will this fit?
All BMC A-Series and A-plus engines, with the exception of eight-port head conversions and late Rover MPi Minis (1996-2000). Standard 850 engines do not use camshaft bearings, so you will need to line-bore the block and fit bearings. 998/1098 will require a different oil pump to that provided in the kit, so please contact us for more help, as we can supply a different type.
Can I change my camshaft in situ?
It has been done, but we wouldn't recommend it.
Do I need to fit 1.5:1 rockers?
Our camshaft profiles have all been optimised to work below 1.5:1 rockers, but it's not essential. We also supply 1.3:1 ratio rockers to cater for personal preferences and all engine builders have their own tastes.
Do I need double valve springs?
Ideally, yes. Our uprated road springs sets are highly recommended to remove the chance of valve bounce at higher RPM. These are available separately or as the Stage 2 camshaft kit.
How about adjustable cam timing setup?
It's essential; without adjusting the camshaft timing to suit the new profile, you will not be able to optimise engine performance. Stage 2 comes complete with an adjustable vernier duplex timing kit.