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Technical cam lobes problem

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by olscrounger, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. TWKundrat
    Joined: Apr 6, 2010
    Posts: 146


    What the hell? Don't you have an angle grinder? I can't believe you would send it back. I swear, some people just aren't willing to do anything themselves anymore...
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  2. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 13,417

    from oregon

    Ha, I can top that, told this once before.
    Guy at work, we called him "squirrel" had a Pinto with a flat cam, he was a real tightwad.
    One day at lunch he pulls the car into the bay, removes the cam cover and welds and grinds the flat cam lobes.
    We all just laughed and laughed!
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  3. landseaandair
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
    Posts: 4,389

    from phoenix

    Never seen that before but I did try swapping cams in a "rebuilder" 350 Chevy once and the journals were too big. After checking diameters the original was actually smaller. They were regrinding cores and using an undersized bearing. Lucked out and found a local crank grinder that could turn the new one down to match for $40.00 and avoid removing and disassembling the whole thing to swap bearings.
  4. see...........that's what valve covers do for you.........................:confused:
  5. TWKundrat
    Joined: Apr 6, 2010
    Posts: 146


    Guess @squirrel has come a long way since then...
  6. sunbeam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
    Posts: 4,839


    Continental 4 cylinders used in some Massey tractors did not run cam bearings
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  7. The engines in the Farmall A, B, C, and Cubs are that way too. The H and M engines might be as well, but I haven’t had to overhaul one of those yet. The Farmalls run forever under some brutal conditions and never give trouble.

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  8. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,839


    New cam has arrived. I'm sure his uncle will get the motor together just fine-as said he has built Offys and sprint motors for many years, My son-in-laws cousin (Jeff Andrews) is also the head man for Hendricks Engine shop so there is a depth of knowledge there.

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