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Unread 08-30-2013, 09:34 AM   #121
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I forgot to ask if you had an oil pump primer. That might be something to include with your pushrod tool order.


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Unread 08-30-2013, 06:01 PM   #122
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I forgot to ask if you had an oil pump primer. That might be something to include with your pushrod tool order.


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I think I have an old distributor that I can take the cam gear off of-that might work.

Thanks for the reminder,
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Unread 08-31-2013, 01:18 PM   #123
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Just scored a 304 and a lot of parts. New RV cam, lifters, double roller timing set master rebuild kit, Edelbrock intakes (2), Edelbrock dress up kit. Etc etc.

All new, $200.00.

This will help.

I'll post the Cam number.
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Unread 08-31-2013, 01:58 PM   #124
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Whatcha got planned?


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Unread 08-31-2013, 02:09 PM   #125
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Well ? We will put the intake and dress up kit on Jr's 360 project and I just couldn't turn down the motor and tins for free w/new cam bearings in the block.

Here is the Cam we just bought. We are on the road so we need a little help w/ this one.

He said it is a RV Cam but not to radical as he wanted torque for his Jeep. He is a Chevy guy and decided to stop the AMC build

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Unread 08-31-2013, 02:29 PM   #126
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Ahh, I see. An X4x4 254. Have I ever mentioned that I absolutely loath the term "rv cam"?

That should run well, though. So much for Ash's 304 whipping up on big brother, lol.


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He bought it 5 yrs ago. It should work right.
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Unread 08-31-2013, 03:49 PM   #128
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Ahh, I see. An X4x4 254. Have I ever mentioned that I absolutely loath the term "rv cam"?

That should run well, though. So much for Ash's 304 whipping up on big brother, lol.

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So she can use her stick length push rods then correct ?
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Unread 08-31-2013, 04:05 PM   #129
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So she can use her stock length push rods then correct ?
On a rebuild involving machine work and an aftermarket cam, it's highly doubtful.

I know, man, the stuff adds up. I wouldn't skimp on this, though. It might take some time to get the tool and another week or so to get the right pushrods but that's all part of the game. Get it done right the first time and you can move on and sleep at night.

My last 383 went together no less than 5 times before the final assembly. That's just how it goes if you want it done right. It does suck though. I was so damn burned out that I wasn't really even excited about the final assembly.

That's why they say there's a big difference in being an engine assembler and an engine builder.

My honest advise is to get the tool, measure it correctly and get the right parts in the engine, for whatever that's worth.


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Agreed.


Hey he gave her this distributor. Should she use it?

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Unread 08-31-2013, 04:32 PM   #131
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Ahh, I see. An X4x4 254. Have I ever mentioned that I absolutely loath the term "rv cam"?

That should run well, though. So much for Ash's 304 whipping up on big brother, lol.

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Shawn-The link you gave reads it is for AMC, 199, 232, 258, Each .

I checked C-Cams and it reads the same w/that part number.

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Unread 08-31-2013, 05:03 PM   #132
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I looked the timing set up - Melling 3-349S and it shows 6 cyl 4.2

Everything else (besides the Cam/Timing set) we got are for 8 cyl.

So I guess she still needs a cam/timing set.

Not sure about the lifters-no number on the box.

I can either keep the cam etc for Peaches 4.2 or sell those two items.

*Two items listed in the For Sale section.
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Unread 09-01-2013, 09:46 AM   #133
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Shawn-The link you gave reads it is for AMC, 199, 232, 258, Each .

I checked C-Cams and it reads the same w/that part number.

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Shoot, you're right. I didn't catch the application yesterday, only the cam specs.

I don't know anything about Mallory distributors so I'm not much help there.


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Unread 09-01-2013, 10:19 AM   #134
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That Mallory is no good ship it to me and I will dispose of it properly it is dual points so if you like points thats your call electronic better IMHO but points work.
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Unread 09-01-2013, 11:04 AM   #135
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That Mallory is no good ship it to me and I will dispose of it properly it is dual points so if you like points thats your call electronic better IMHO but points work.
Thanks-My son had point setup on his '74. Now we have a '85 360 in it w/the ECM-I just have to figure out how to hook it up from the old points system OR, use the Mallory. It would be easier for him to go electronic seeing he is not really a mechanic etc.


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Shoot, you're right. I didn't catch the application yesterday, only the cam specs.

I don't know anything about Mallory distributors so I'm not much help there.

Shawn
Thanks-I should have googled it or checked before she bought it but where I live we don't have good reception of internet on our phones so I didn't check till I got to a 4g area at lunch time.

Cam For Sale and a Torker Manifold in the sale section.
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