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Old 02-18-2010, 10:09 PM
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cam bearings?

I have a stockish 80's amc 360 that doesn't have too much wear on a rebuild and I want to mill the heads a little and do a valve job while I swap intakes and carb. Would it be suicide to stick in a new cam and lifters without changing cam bearings?

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No not at all, no different than when a guy just doe's a cam change. You say it's a fairly recent rebuild so it should be ok. You'll be able to get a feel for the clearance when you slide the cam in. Once the cam is all the way in it should turn with some interference due to the oil smeared on the cam but not too freely.....shouldn't be able to "spin" it.
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Considering the recent rebuild there would be no need to replace the cam bearings unless some sort of internal engine damage had occured and pumped the oil system full of metal particles. Cam bearings are a low wear item, usually very durable, no need to change them with the cam. You will be fine.
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