We carry two different styles of camshaft for the VW dune buggy or VW sand rail. We have a 3 rivet flat style cam shaft that fits all 1961-1971 VW motors. This is the stock replacement came shaft, however it does require a certain oil pump that is designed specifically for flat cams. On this 3 rivet flat cam, the cam gear does come installed. We also stock a 4 rivet dish style camshaft that fits 1972-1979 air cooled engines. Again, this one does require an oil pump that is specific for a dished cam and the camshaft also comes with the cam gears installed. While replacing the camshaft, you will probably want to replace the bolts as they are necessary for the camshaft to be properly installed. These cam bolts has locks built into them to prevent them from loosening up and causing damage. Chirco always stocks cam bearings for both single thrust and double thrust. Be sure to double check when checking out which you have ordered. Our cam lifters will fit all upright engines that are 1200cc-1600cc and/or any large big bore performance engine. Let us know if you have questions, we are always happy to help.
I want to start off by giving a big THANKS to the Chirco staff. I have only had my Baja a little over a month now but they all have been very helpful in everything I’ve needed. If I didn’t understand something they explained it very well. I took the Baja from something that hadn’t run in two years or so and got it moving again, I couldn’t have done it with the help from them and the extensive parts selection they have.
Have purchased thousands of dollars of engine parts, brake parts, transaxle assembles and front end assembles. Great place to purchase your VW components. All of my parts were right on point. Were shipped to my to my delivery point. Can't go wrong with this business!!! Al
They have always had exactly what I have needed from my 1965 Baja, to my 1974 super, always willing to give advice, the staff knows their stuff, and they have a large stockpile of parts, the only place I get my VW parts.
Regardless of whatever else I've had for cars I've always had at least one VW. Reliable and easy to work on. Chirco is without question the best place around Tucson to get quality VW parts and service.