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Thread: D@mn Cam Bearings Wtf!

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    I'd guess the bearings were put in improperly.... I believe they go in in a certain order on a big block too, don't they???? Looks like the installer goofed. Been a long time since I put a set in, but I always deburred the edges and checked them with a cam installed when I was done.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBMonte
    yeah i know butt that bearing i think is to small
    you think is but how would you know? this may sound like a smart A$$ qoute but how do you know ? the bore if small will make the bearing small so is it the bearing or the housing bore of the block. it will need to be check . if a hi spot there is away to fix that .you have dents in the cam bearing where the cam lobes hit them this will stop the cam moving back to the next cam bearing and if you pull up or down hard on the cam trying to get it out you will put hi spots on the cam bearings that is what i seen in the photos
    Last edited by pat mccarthy; 08-03-2007 at 06:33 PM.
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    well i had brout it to a nuther shop and they fixed it for me they all so did my heads and i guess he felt sorry for me because i was having so much trouble with the other shops work he fixed it at cost of the now barrings! i all so had them deck the block. And pole the oil plugs and coil 1 timing cover bolt hole that the other shop didint do so i am all set now
    some times i do feel like i have a crayon in the brain
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    tip for the future:

    install the cam FIRST. It is a lot easier to reach through the block and give the front of the cam support if the pistons and crank are not in place.

    never be in a hurry to do it. move very slow and deliberately. Iffn it don't go, don't force it.

    The machine shop is always willing to help. Less willing if you have caused more trouble than they left you.

    also: if you would like the mach. shop to install the cam, it would probably be a minimal charge over the bearing installation. never had an issue with it myself, however.
    Education is expensive. Keep that in mind, and you'll never be terribly upset when a project goes awry.

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