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Old March 9th, 2019, 20:06   #31
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Camshaft has play...? Is this a new cam? Do you have the original cam?

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Old March 10th, 2019, 01:25   #32
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It's a newly rebuild head I installed
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Old March 15th, 2019, 08:43   #33
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Anyone?
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Old March 16th, 2019, 05:48   #34
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Is this a new cam? Do you have the original cam?

Never answered this.

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Old March 16th, 2019, 10:27   #35
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Original one as for as I know. Had the whole head rebuilt. Don't know what he did, but don't think he replaced the head.
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Old March 17th, 2019, 05:40   #36
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Curious if the cam bearings were aline bored... this may be your issue. There shouldn’t be noticeable play. Not sure if any type of repair sleeve bearings are available for this.

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Old March 19th, 2019, 05:12   #37
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I've also seen that the camshaft has play in it. I see the bolt from the camshaft gear move when the engine is running. it is noticeably going up and down.(
so you havent really given too much other info on this. is the camshaft gear also 'moving' like the cam bolt?? if the cam has play the gear would also 'move' id think. is it the stock bolt? did you happen to put a different bolt and washer in?
for one id turn the crank to TDC and check out if its still in time. then check that the bolt is tight!!. make sure its @ about 45ftlbs.
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Old March 20th, 2019, 23:20   #38
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Curious if the cam bearings were aline bored... this may be your issue. There shouldn’t be noticeable play. Not sure if any type of repair sleeve bearings are available for this.

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None are around that I'm aware of, but come could be made to fit if the right dimensions and machining is done.
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I'm putting her back together as we speak and will send her off to a shop afterwords. I know too little myself to keep trying. I do not want to cause further damage. I'll keep you informed regarding the diagnosis.
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