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Old 01-26-2012, 04:38 AM
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What you guys think about this

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http://littlerock.craigslist.org/pts/2800708400.html

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Old 01-26-2012, 11:34 AM
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What are your plans for the stuff if you buy it? 305, 350 etc? It would be a real nice package for a 305. I probably would pass on it just because I won't use someone elses used cam. But thats not too bad for the heads and other stuff. Depends on what you are needing and what you want to do with it.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:10 PM
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I agree, the cam and heads pass, the rest is OK. Will he break the 'set'?
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:18 PM
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I wouldn't ever put a used cam and lifters into my engine. No way to discern which lifter went on which lobe, and once it's broken in they will have matching wear patterns. Mixing them uo will cause more wear on startup. Cam/lifters are so reasonable these days, it's not worth using used.
The heads are OK, and the intake carb is too, but I'd offer less and get your own cam kit.
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:45 PM
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guess a lot of the replys, didn't read the ad.
" Lifters numbered to hole they where removed from."
.. I'd still ask less..
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guess a lot of the replys, didn't read the ad.
" Lifters numbered to hole they where removed from."
.. I'd still ask less..
I wouldn't trust someone else to be as careful as you have to be to get the lifters "numbered" to the hole they came from. If the numbers are 1-16, what is hole #1 and what is hole #9, if they are "Left 1-8 and Right 1-8", is that looking at the front of the engine or from the driver seat? And even if they are "Driver side 1-8, Pass. side 1-8, or the exact way they are numbered is understood, were there any lifters that somehow got out of order?

Then there's a question of manufacturing tolerances and core shift that effects the exact placement of the lifter bores to the camshaft. ANY of these can frag a cam and that will be the most expensive "cheap" cam you ever bought.
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I wouldn't trust someone else to be as careful as you have to be to get the lifters "numbered" to the hole they came from. If the numbers are 1-16, what is hole #1 and what is hole #9, if they are "Left 1-8 and Right 1-8", is that looking at the front of the engine or from the driver seat? And even if they are "Driver side 1-8, Pass. side 1-8, were there any that somehow got out of order?

Then there's a question of manufacturing tolerances and core shift that effects the exact placement of the lifter bores to the camshaft. ANY of these can frag a cam and that will be the most expensive "cheap" cam you ever bought.
X2 i have to agree with cobalt here i would not chance it.IMHO



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with todays oil I'd not run a flat tappet. new if I can help it..
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with todays oil I'd not run a flat tappet. new if I can help it..
I wouldn't run with todays junk oil either, but there are oils still available to use with flat tappet cams that work great. Just not found at most run of the mill parts stores.
I'm running flat tappets in all 3 of my hotrods and no problems.
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:59 PM
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I wouldn't run with todays junk oil either, but there are oils still available to use with flat tappet cams that work great. Just not found at most run of the mill parts stores.
I'm running flat tappets in all 3 of my hotrods and no problems.
ya, but the oil or additive isn't cheap..lol
I have a 355with comp 292 that I built in 92 thats never run.. that I'm at odds with.. do I change the cam or not..
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