Originally Posted by Wezz
I am using a different timing chain as i found on my block. The. Wheel fits perfectly whit a litle edge over the edelbrock cam .. My stok cam wasnt. Fit in the weel. Also the cam is to big for the retainer .. I chekked the old bearings and they were in a god shape. The cam spins good whit actually no resistans but not if you give it a swing it spins 50 times around . Or so
If you have a roller cam block that uses a retainer plate, the right cam for that block will have a stepped nose on it to fit the smaller diameter of the retainer plate.
Another recent thread that discusses this is: SBC OEM Hyd Roller Thrust issues
You can use a roller cam w/o the retainer plate by using a cam button
The cam bearings and cam bearing journals use motor oil or bearing assembly lube.