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6/1/12 3:58pm - Reply: 'Re: Engine coming out! Bad Cam Lobe!'
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Hello All,

         If you have new ceramic coated exhaust manifolds you CAN NOT break in the engine with them on the engine,as that(if the manufacturer finds out)will void the guarntee of the coating and dull the finish no matter what kind of lifters you use.

        Please check this with the ceramic coating people or the manufacture..       

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6/1/12 4:05pm - Reply: 'Re: Engine coming out! Bad Cam Lobe!'
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6/1/12 7:09pm - Reply: 'Re: Engine coming out! Bad Cam Lobe!'
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This is what Edelbrock wanted in my new engine: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/NAL-88862587/

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6/2/12 5:32am - Reply: 'Re: Engine coming out! Bad Cam Lobe!'
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Good Morning All,

     I have been using a product called ZDDP Plus at about $9.99 per bottle and to date has been very effective.

      The product that Summit recommends is very good as well,however if you can find the test result of these products ZDDP fairs a bit better.

     You can find data on Big Daddy Don Garlits website as he recommends the product.

  Have a great day,

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7/11/12 8:44am - Reply: 'Re: Engine coming out! Bad Cam Lobe!'
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Just an update,
The beast has the engine back in and is running great!!!
Havin fun !
Got it back a couple of weeks ago.
Now has a roller cam.
Changed out carb  and fuel pump.
Joe
 
 
 


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7/11/12 9:11am - Reply: 'Re: Engine coming out! Bad Cam Lobe!'
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68vet427 said: Just an update,
The beast has the engine back in and is running great!!!
Havin fun !
Got it back a couple of weeks ago.
Now has a roller cam.
Changed out carb  and fuel pump.
Joe
 
 
 

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7/11/12 9:28am - Reply: 'Re: Engine coming out! Bad Cam Lobe!'
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So Carlisle is still on? Hope you can make it! Glad to hear the engine is back and stronger than ever!
 
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7/11/12 1:00pm - Reply: 'Re: Engine coming out! Bad Cam Lobe!'
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Kewl! Roller cam = no break-in period!! Is it a hydraulic, or solid lifter cam? Either way, I bet it sounds better with the roller in it.

Ya need a couple of these decals for those valve covers, Joe....Wink   but...good luck finding one....




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7/11/12 1:13pm - Reply: 'Re: Engine coming out! Bad Cam Lobe!'
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ya, they would be cool, but they are not in my budget !!!!
Original ones cost way too much.
Repo's still alot.
 
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7/13/12 5:17pm - Reply: 'Re: Engine coming out! Bad Cam Lobe!'
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For those w/ flat tappet cams, I've heard that Shell's Rotella oil still has some zinc phosphate in it since it's for diesels.

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7/13/12 5:59pm - Reply: 'Re: Engine coming out! Bad Cam Lobe!'
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Guys if you really look around you will find a lot of people are wiping cams these days. Hot rod magazine ran a article on the problems of modern oils and people like Comp cam specify which oil to use on their cams.

Just because it meets specs doesn't mean those specs meet our requirements. The modern spec oil is for pollution requirements and just don't do the job for our older cars. Dino oil has proven to be better for cars that sit a lot like those driven only on weekends. Synthetic runs off easier and is made for the high mileage daily driven cars.

Again because an oil meets specs doesn't mean it works for everyone. Racing oils have to meet the same emission specs as normal oil.
Diesel oil does NOT so so far it retains the important ingredients to prevent wear and in our case wiped cams.

     Most of the mechanics are not that knowledgeable. I know three licensed mechanics in the area and they are parts replacement tech, not original thinkers, not ones to spend time on a computer keeping up with whats new. Mechanics or most mechanics can't replace rear end gears, most can't build an engine.

So don't always rely on your mechanic for the answer, follow forums, find out what's going on out their, read read read.
I constantly get mechanics calling me up asking for advice, their ignorance shows by some of the dumb questions they ask.

Be your own mechanic..
 
        This was part of a very lengthy article about Shell Rotella T containing Zinc Phosphate chemical for flat tappet cams and lifters written by  Hot Rod magazine personnel.
 
       I have in my '80 Vette,'68 Camaro,and my daily driver, a '72 Chevy 1/2 ton truck with a balanced blueprinted Vette engine using Shell Rotella T 10W45 and they are doing fine..
       Sal C

Diesel oil is also being looked at to lower the zinc content but for now it is still loaded with important additives that we need.
I have $20,000 in a motor that I don't want scattered because of a poor grade racing oil or any other.
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