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Old 01-03-2005, 05:23 PM
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Yea, I guess I could wait and do both at the sametime. Can't really afford to get both at this time (Christmas). I also would like to eventually go with the roller rockers. I have had this truck parked for the past 15 years or so and I want to get it running strong for my son to drive. Probably a bad idea though. I posted the first link while I was at work and I didn't have the specs when I got home. So, I could not remember which one it was. That's why I posted the wrong link in the second post. Thanks to everyone who helped me out.

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Old 01-03-2005, 05:45 PM
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i have a place on ebay that i bought a prefomance products cross wind alm. intake for 130 green stamps.new in the box,it a spinn off of the air gap intake,put the two side buy side and cant tell them apart except the price.the also sell the rpm style, high rise style,single plane and duel plane.ill try to post the link if i can figure out how (puter illiterate).




http://stores.ebay.com/DIRTTRACK-THU...isplayZ2QQtZkm

wow i did it,who knows what i can do now.

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Old 01-03-2005, 06:08 PM
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Thanks Engineman. There is definitley some good stuff there. I think I will be back to that site. Did not the the cam I was looking for, but they have plenty of other goodies.
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free cam advice

I just put in an XE268 in my 427 Corvette and I love it. It has a nice lope and really pulls hard low med and high rpm. It especially comes on during mid range. I have a 2000-2400 stall converter, which comp says is not necessary, but it just smokes em like never before-me like it.
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Old 01-04-2005, 10:07 AM
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Can I re-use the lifters that are in there now? This engine only has about 500 miles after rebuild. Or do I need to get the kit?
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Old 01-04-2005, 10:16 AM
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Can I re-use the lifters that are in there now? This engine only has about 500 miles after rebuild. Or do I need to get the kit?
Get the kit. Lifters are not that much in cost to take a chance on ruining the new cam.

The wear pattern occurs on the cam lobes and the lifter faces during the cam break in period. Even if you were to remove and replace the original cam you would have to be certain to put the lifters back in the same lifter bores that they came out of.
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Old 01-04-2005, 10:33 AM
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I see what you are saying, Frisco. Probably a good idea to replace them. But, can it be any brand of lifters? What I mean is my friends works at a auto parts store and he gives me a good discount on parts, but I don't think they carry Comp brand items.
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Old 01-04-2005, 11:04 AM
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Most any business can order from Comp and get the dealer prices. You mentioned getting the "kit" from Comp. It comes with the lifters.

As to using 'any' brand of lifter, probably can, as they are all made by only a few manufacturers. The problem that I see is that the 'no-name' variety may not have the same tolerances or quality control that the "Name" brand have (or should have). The second consideration is whether the cam manufacturer will honor their product when mixing the brands of parts. I realise that some of that is to get you to buy their product and that there are several good manufacturers. I personally prefer to not mix brands when selecting a cam and related components. The small savings just isn't worth risking a further teardown if a problem occurs.
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Summit has pretty good prices as far as I can tell. I have to see if my local shop (friend ) can beat or at least match Summit.
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Probably a good idea to change your valve springs too.
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