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Need help on installing a modern roller cam in an older big block chevy

I was looking around and I found a place that sells Generation 5/6 big block Chevy roller cams. They are new takeouts from 454/502 engines. They say you can use retro style roller lifters and a Gen 5/6 timing chain setup. The cam has no lobe for a fuel pump so an electric fuel pump would be required.

This is a very mild roller cam and I think it would be perfect in my stock 402 big block.

Has anyone done this? Are there any other items or issues I would run across?

Thanks for your time,

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I have done several.. You can use the complete later model stock single roller drive with t-plate or go for an aftermkt true roller. Only a couple of companies offer these..

The expensive part is the "retro" hyd roller lifters with tie bar.. DO NOT buy the cheaper ones mkted on the net. Ebay etc. Chineese junk.. Full of machine crap or the tie bars break.. Have seen several failures..
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Thanks Bob for your help.

It's too bad the retro roller lifters are expensive. You can find the newer roller lifters on Ebay for good prices.
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