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Howards Cams Pro Max Piston 2618 Forged Aluminum 23 Degree Flat Top -5.0CC Chevrolet 262-400


Howards Cams

Model #849425205R

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Howards Cams Pro Max Forged Pistons for Chevy Engines are high strength pistons for the ultimate in engine performance. These forged pistons are CNC machined from low-silicone 2618 bar stock aluminum and then heat treated and aged to a T61 condition. This material provides these forged pistons with the strength to stand up to the most extreme stress incurred in racing engines. This material also provides the ability for the piston to keep its shape under extreme pressure. Forced pin oilers, accumulator grooves, lock removal indents and lightweight heat treated wrist pins come standard on all Howards Cams Pro Max Forged Pistons.


  • 2618-T61 CNC machined aluminum
  • Superior strength in high-stress racing situations
  • Includes lightweight heat-treated wrist pins
  • Piston Set Series: Pro Max
  • Engine: Chevrolet 262-400
  • Bore: 4.045
  • Piston Material: 2618 Forged Aluminum
  • Stroke: 3.480 | 3.500
  • Rod Length: 6.000
  • Piston Style: 23 Degree Flat Top
  • Dome Volume: -5.0cc
  • Compression Ratio: 10.4 at 64cc
  • Compression Distance: 1.250
  • Piston Weight: 432g
  • Wrist Pin Diameter: .927
  • Includes Wrist Pins: No
  • Wrist Pin Weight: 108g
  • Piston Ring Thickness: 1.5mm, 1.5mm, 3mm
  • Includes Piston Rings: No
  • Country Of Origin: United States
  • Fits 3.480 and 3.500 Strokes.

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Who is Howards Cams?

Howards Cams is an aftermarket company that Howards Johansen founded in 1945. It started as Howards Power & Racing Equipment and specialized in manufacturing high-performance racing cams for the automotive market. Even after turning the business over their oldest son, the company remained one of the best cam manufacturers in the industry.

Maximizing Their Racing Experience

The company has always used it is on-track experience to create powerful cam profile designs. It is why they have become one of the favorite brands of many top fuel dragster racers and drivers from other racing disciplines such as road racing, mudd bogging, marine racing, and circle track racing.

Advanced Manufacturing Technique

Howards Cams uses the most advanced computer design software to create the most competitive product out there. They offer a wide range of performance parts from camshafts, connecting rods, crankshafts, billet main caps, and forged pistons. All of these are made in the USA to ensure consistent quality.

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If you are in the market for high-performance parts for your engine, then look no further as Howard Cams is the brand for you. They have all the parts you need to create a fast machine and is trusted by many racers and enthusiast worldwide. If being on the top podium is your dream, then upgrade your engine with Howard Cams parts. 

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Warranty: Howards Cams Hydraulic/Mechanical Flat Tappet Camshafts are 100% Rockwell checked and parkerized at our manufacturing plantin Wisconsin. Howards Cams hydraulic and mechanical lifters are also 100% Rockwell checked for hardness to ensure that our customers receive the best American made components available. To give our customers a performance edge, Howards Cams will unconditionally replace to the original purchaser only, any non-usable hydraulic or mechanical flat tappet camshafts and lifters for 1/2 the amount of the original invoiced purchase price for a period of 6 months from the date of original retail purchase. Howards™ Cams does not warrant the performance of our products due to Howards™ Cams lack of control during product installation and usage. This applies to all camshafts, valve train components and all other racing components in our catalog and product line. Note: Due to oil available today, all Flat Tappet Cams (hydraulic or mechanical) must be initially ran with a quality break-in lube, such as Howards Z.P.M. Max. There is absolutely no warranty, expressed or implied or otherwise, on Howards Cams parts, labor, installation charges or other damaged parts. Howards Cams assumes no responsibility or liability whatsoever on incidental or consequential damages. There are no implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Howards Cams neither assumes nor authorizes any person to assume for it, any other obligation or liability in connection with the sale or use of our products. Howards Cams will replace or refund any part that has a manufacturers defect found before installation or alteration. Customers are responsible for blueprinting engine components before installation or startup.

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