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Old 01-16-2008, 04:42 PM
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hand cycling to aid break-in

flat tappet cams need extra care to be broken in, I get it.

the cam and lifters were installed with gobs of assembly lube, and the motor (383 chev) is complete now except carb and ignition.

this might be the dumbest question youve ever heard, sorry. But it seems that you would be a couple steps ahead if you took a breaker bar to the balancer and cycled the motor over for a few minutes each day...hypothetically.

I just dont want my cam to go flat!

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might not be a bad idea if you could spin it 2000 rpm with the breaker bar, and breath real heavy to heat it up. just kidding. wait and break in normally. sam-missle
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if you do what you're proposing it will probably wipe some of the lube off the cam
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I agree with both replys.When you are ready to start engine and break in make sure and prime the oil pressure,then start it and break in according to cam company instructions and you will be fine.
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