In the latest visit to the parts bin, we’re talking 6.7L Cummins blocks from Hamilton Cams. These are very cool replacement blocks with lots of upgrades and can be better than true factory 6.7 liter Cummins blocks. Let’s get to it.
Advantages of a Hamilton Cams Block
The 6.7 liter Cummins block from Hamilton has some serious advantages over stock blocks. We see three major upgrades that make this the block to use for your big power Cummins.
1. Larger Head Studs
The replacement blocks from Hamilton Cams have some serious advantages over a stock block. First, the Hamilton Cams block comes standard ready for 14mm head fasteners vs. 12mm fasteners on a stock block. A 14mm head stud is the best, lowest priced fastener we recommend to hold big power.
2. Larger Mains
The second advantage is the mains. On a factory common rail, the mains use 12mm hardware. Hamilton has drilled and tapped the mains for 14mm (as all good competition blocks should be). Again, this is critical to holding big power.
3. Camshaft Bushings
The last major advantage we see for this block are the camshaft bushings. Hamilton has put bushings in all seven journals. This is much better than the stock block’s single bushing. This allows you to run steel camshafts, which are much stronger than cast shafts. In all reality, this block comes with $2,000-$3,000 worth of machine work built in to it.
Stay tuned for upcoming videos on our build with this block. We’ll show you how we plan to build this for maximum power.
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