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Eagledriver Eagledriver is offline
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I feel your pain on having to make these decisions. The safest thing would be to have the cams reconditioned. That having been said I think you can get away with what you have planned. I put a reconditioned cam into one of my cars without reconditioning the rockers and it seemed to be fine. I had the car for 3 years and 15k miles after that and the wear patterns look ok. I also rebuilt my race motor last winter and put different cams in without reconditioning anything. I used some steel wool on the cams to rough up the surface to take off the hardened layer. There is some slight scoring on some of the lobs but I'm happy with how it looks so far. The engine has 6 race weekends and 3000 miles on it now.

If this is a steet engine that you want to get another 100k miles out of then I'd get the cams reconditioned.
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Old 02-13-2005, 08:38 PM
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