I haven't pulled any lifters yet ... will try to do that in an evening or next weekend. I may even ask my ex-boss (and former NAPA machine shop owner)to come over and get his opinion.
But yes ... IF this cam is going to have to get pulled out, there will be a roller cam going back in. I know thats sort of what I said the first time ... but darn it, the price difference!
(I know ... it's all relative.)
This engine, and entire project ... is starting to feel like a "money pit". I'm tired of the "re-do's" (on brand new parts) ... and this thing hasn't even turned a wheel yet!
I'm about ready to tie a chain around this thing and throw it overboard.