|04-07-2014 09:23 AM|
You're more brave than I. I loathe selling stuff to friends LOL it always becomes my problem LOL
Im kidding of course. I hope this works well for you, it's been a long time coming and I want to hear that thing roar. Keep us posted.
|04-04-2014 09:44 PM|
The rockers will be installed, along with the new studs and guide plates, on my 396 close-chambered heads that I bought last summer.
EVERYTHING from the camshaft out to, and including, the valve springs, will all be brand new Comp components.
I already have a buyer for the previously reconditioned 781 heads, flat tappet cam & lifters (all still new in boxes).
He's a friend, knows my story, and wants the cam anyway. Hopefully he's still a friend after he's got his cam broken in.
|04-04-2014 04:14 PM|
|BuzzLOL||. Congrats... looks like Santa Claus came early for you...|
|04-04-2014 03:22 PM|
It's been a long time coming ... but I've ordered the roller cam today.
The "full-meal deal":
And a new set of low-profile roller rockers, too:
Which I'm hoping will work with my *reconditioned* M/T covers.
|08-05-2013 03:04 PM|
Very interested if the actual technical adviser was responding to you instead of a glorified secretary, to see what they say.
FWIW. In the PM I sent you, I wasn't suggesting buying one, as I was seeing if they were willing to say "yes if you used X from me; it'll solve your problem" They have off the shelf cams too.
|08-05-2013 10:53 AM|
(I can hear you banging your head on the wall from here, Gary.)
Seriously ... I don't believe that the cam(s) were at fault in either occurrence. I could just as easily make a mistake with the much larger outlay of cash as I could with this $200.00 cam and lifters. (plus gaskets, fluids, and shop supplies)
PS, I actually DID get a more personalized e-mail response from Comp Cams ... so I should take back those unkind thoughts. Waiting for a possible follow-up in the next couple of days.
|08-04-2013 04:35 PM|
I did lose a "mail order" brand camshaft a couple years ago. Not sure if it was a bad core or user error (me) but that was the only one I've ever had problems with.
|08-03-2013 12:53 PM|
|1Gary||Hell man on our brand new aftermarket block 565 we went round and round with a solid roller and valve train damages until we finally fixed it ourselfs with the proper lifter bore clearances.Now we know better and with the next two a 632 and now the 605 we set it and forget it.|
|08-02-2013 10:26 AM|
Were your lifter bores worn past specs?
I'm thinking of have the bores notched for better lubrication ... will ask the machinist what he thinks.
|08-02-2013 10:23 AM|
FWIW, my machinist is taking the entire month of August off, so I'll have plenty of time for R & R, too. (reading and research)
|08-02-2013 07:09 AM|
when I was at machingshop talking over cost on machining my block. he was adment on bushings for the lifter bores..
he didn't care that I was going to run a roller..
|08-02-2013 02:27 AM|
Be sure to investigate the possible coolant leak! Else you you may be doing it thrice !
|08-01-2013 08:13 PM|
Reguardless of if you choose to go roller or try another flat tappet camshaft in this motor.
I have two recommendations for you.
consult with Crane Cams
Crane Cams | Automotive Home Page
consult with Isky Cams
ISKY Racing Cams - Do It Right. Race with the Legend. Camshafts, Connecting Rods, Valve Springs, Lifters
I have had 2 Comp cams XE284H-10 cams in my 400. both worked real good.
I had to replace the first one , that got damaged, for a non related reason.
The second one is still in there and still working real well.
I have listed what I do and recomend to get your best chance of a long happy flat tappet cam/lifter service life.
Comp Cams states clearly that these XE cams and all their high perf cams require correct springs, correct install, correct lubes, correct break in method.
I have never had a flat tappet cam fail to "break in" for me, But I have had friends that have had cams fail on initial run in. It has always been from failing to apply one or more of the above requirements.
I cannot tell you what the little elves at isky Cams do to make their real good Flat tappet cams, but as long as they keep doing it, I will keep on buying, using and promoting their products to others. Especially their flat tappet camshafts. I have never even seen or heard of one wearing out, ever.
|08-01-2013 10:08 AM|
Comp Cam's e-mail response ...
I had CC'd COMP cams a fairly detailed message, outlining most of what has been discussed here. (Actually included a link to this thread.)
This was their response ... in it's entirety.
Yup, now looking at alternates ... including the one you PM'd me AutoGear. Thanks!
|07-31-2013 03:44 PM|
|F-BIRD'88||Yup coolant makes for a really really bad cam lube.|
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