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Old 11-29-2012, 08:11 PM
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Hcompton that is not a bad idea. I really like the 700r4 idea. I will have to do some leg work. I don't really now any good junkyards in my area

Bret
Now that is an important part because junk yards vary alot. Some are super cheap other price them self put of your buisness. Best to shop around and wait for the good deal also check craiglist. You cant imagine the ppl hoarding corvette drive trains in there garage. Tpi engine use gen one intakes bolt pattern if they have corvette alum heads.

Fyi go into the junk yard in your poor close and ask for a good engine at a good deal. Nothing will get you a good deal like face to face hello. If you call you may end up wasting your time. They wont always search the computer(other junk yards) for telephone orders. And not something easy toget over the net it adds to the cost.

Some junk yards install and warranty there engines. It is december. also getting a turn key price gives you some more time to negoitate a good deal. Sometime dropping the warranty is best as they can give you a price easier especaiilly if they are not the ones with the part and need to order it from another junk yard. No body wants warranty problems with someone elses stuff. Kind of a funny bizz but one that is full of deals. Cause the junk yard will get the engine for a few hundred bucks max any engine! Some of them alot cheaper. Bizz model based on rebuilder price any else is gravy.

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Well got a new cam and lifters for the Caprice. Went with the Summit k1103. It was on sale and it cost about the same as it would for me to have the Caprice towed to my new garage so I figured what the hell. I know the bearings and what not may all need to be replace but at this point I would rather have the engine run then to have the car as yard art! Will get it installed in the next week or so hopefully when the weather we are having breaks. Will post the results up.





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Got the old cam out. New cam in. Front buttoned up. Just need to button up the top end.









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Do you realize all that metal has run through that motor? Your oil pump and bearings are going to be chewed up and you are going to be back in this motor again shortly. Once you have a cam go out (in your case a pretty bad situation), the engine will need to be cooked clean again. Someone should have steered you in this direction - there is still a lot of metal floating around in there - all those oil passages. How did the cam bearings look?
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4 months since last post,hope the engine came out of the car?
$90.บบ cam and lifters? I wonder how long they last?
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Do you realize all that metal has run through that motor? Your oil pump and bearings are going to be chewed up and you are going to be back in this motor again shortly. Once you have a cam go out (in your case a pretty bad situation), the engine will need to be cooked clean again. Someone should have steered you in this direction - there is still a lot of metal floating around in there - all those oil passages. How did the cam bearings look?
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Thanks guys for the concern. I realize all the bearings are toast. Had to get this car running so I could move it. The C/R is too high was going to change pistons anyway. I needed to move the car out to my new garage to pull the motor. We might be possibly selling our house soon and this car hasn't left the drive way in 3 years. I realize the cam will be ruined as well but it was going to cost me close to a hundred to tow it and now I will be able to move it around until I have time to tear it down.

The cam bearings actually looked good I was very surprised. I don't even no how it ran with 3 complete dead cylinders and several others only getting the valves open half way!

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If the oil filter bypass is blocked, the bearings probably havent suffered at all.
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Thanks guys for the concern. I realize all the bearings are toast. Had to get this car running so I could move it. The C/R is too high was going to change pistons anyway. I needed to move the car out to my new garage to pull the motor. We might be possibly selling our house soon and this car hasn't left the drive way in 3 years. I realize the cam will be ruined as well but it was going to cost me close to a hundred to tow it and now I will be able to move it around until I have time to tear it down.

The cam bearings actually looked good I was very surprised. I don't even no how it ran with 3 complete dead cylinders and several others only getting the valves open half way!

Bret
Hey, I did say "mechanical noise" on page one lol.
As for a rebuild, right in march of last summer a buddy's 383 ate a big lunati cam like a week after it was broken in (yes incorrectly). He thru an old cam and lifters of unknown specs that I had kicking around from 100 years ago that had been hanging on my garage wall as art lol. Lifters miss matched and dusty and shtty in a Kleenex box. Did another "break in" just cause, and ran like 40 litres of bulk oil from our shop through it. Drove it all summer, put a ton of mileage on it and went 12.20's in a fully loaded G-body 84 Monte. Once in awhile you just get lucky.....
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