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Obviously different material and heat treat process.

The Leinwebers purposely abuse the valve train so they were made better so the other parts will fail before the cams?

It's all give and take, push and shove, you make a gain here and something over there breaks. You could spend a lifetime chasing this stuff and never win.

When I put one together I just hope the stuff that breaks is easy and cheap to replace and doesn't break something else when it fails.
LOL I'm not having any luck finding cheap parts to buy. It seems everything I want cost an arm and a leg.
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I have been a big fan of Leineweber cams for years! Used them in race motors and have built alot of street bike engines for customers and have never had any problems with beat up valve trains like you guys describe? One customer has over 100,000 miles on a 100" shovelhead with a Leineweber
L3S cam and the cam and lifters are fine! Jim Leineweber couldn't sell this stuff for very long if it didn't work!
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Any updates from Black Widow? Have they received and inspected cams yet?
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Any updates from Black Widow? Have they received and inspected cams yet?
Lockwood engineering / Crazy Horse Speed Shop / Black Widow Camshafts received my cams 16 January. I have not had any correspondence from them yet. They could be frozen in as they were hit pretty hard shortly after receiving my cams with a severe winter storm. I'm not complaining I've had my fill of shoveling snow. lol
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