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Mr. Gasket Cam Button

Fits Small Block Chevrolet with Indented Timing Cover

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These Mr. Gasket cam buttons are an absolute necessity for roller cam installations and useful to maintain accuracy in any cam installation. Cam buttons keep the camshaft from moving in and out and causing erratic timing. A camshaft button, or camshaft thrust bumper installs into the hole in the front end of the camshaft and prevents camshaft walk in roller camshaft applications. Flat tappet cams are ground with a small angle in the lobes that puts a side load on the camshaft. Without this a camshaft has a natural tendency to move or walk, out of the block when rotating. Roller cam lobes can't be ground that way so engines originally equipped that way usually use a retainer plate to secure them. The camshaft button serves the same purpose, but it does so by contacting the timing cover to prevent further movement. A worn or missing cam thrust bumper will result in too much end play, resulting in timing issues.


  • Mandatory to prevent cam walk in roller cam conversions
  • Helps maintain accurate timing
  • Made from aluminum

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Using his own '57 Chevy as a rolling testbed, drag racer Joe Hrudka launched the most famous gasket company in the world more than half a century ago. Mr. Gasket is the go-to gasket source for racers with gaskets and fasteners that seal perfectly every time.

Brand Mr. Gasket
Emission Code5
Product Typecam button
WarrantyLimited 90 Day
Part Number1183

This part is legal for sale or use on Emissions Controlled Vehicles, Uncontrolled (Non-Emissions Controlled) Vehicles, and Racing Use Only Vehicles because it does not affect vehicle emissions and is not covered by emissions regulations.

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