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I have a General Kinetics camshaft for a big block Chevrolet for which I need the specifications. It was used in one of our drag race cars several years ago and later stored with the lifters, however the specification card is long gone. The camshaft model is C2M-328 A.
It is a solid lifter flat tappet unit. I need the valve lash specs as well as duration, lift and center line.
We are putting together an old gasser ( 38 Chevy Coupe) that will use a BBC and 4-speed as it did back in the middle 60's.

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For the cost of a new cam and lifters i'm not sure it's worth putting a used cam and lifters in a new motor. Buy new parts and then you know what you have. JMO
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The chances of two different Chevy blocks being machined at exactly the same X and Y axes in all 16 lifter bores is akin to winning the lottery. Use the cam for a doorstop and buy a new one with new, matched lifters (with EDM'ed oiling holes) from your favorite cam grinder and never look back.
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The cam specs are 328 degrees intake advertised duration and around .620 lift.. Just from my Geezer memory. I used to sell/use them.. But as the others advised.
it will not last if installed in another motor..

General Kinetics was the best around in its day. But even when the oils were decent. They had high wear rates due to ramp designs. Drag race only cams usually failed early due to big spring pressures and big lift on a mechanical lobe..

My partner has a cam mounted on "The wall of shame" that broke in well in his small block. At four thousand miles the crank broke.. He liked the cam so well that he installed it in a new short block. Lifters on same lobes. The cam lasted less than one hundred miles and all but one lobe wiped BADLY.. also took out a new forged crank and ALL the bearings
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