What To Do With My Old Cam?

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  1. redriderjf87

    redriderjf87 Veteran Member

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    Just upgraded my cam for better driveability (went from a Comp Magnum 292H-10 tappet to a 276 HR).

    Anybody have any ideas on something interesting to do with the old cam? I was thinking a decoration of some kind but having trouble brainstorming.
     
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    Break off 1/4 of the lobes, then you will have a 3/4 race cam, LOL.
     
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    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    Hang it on the garage wall as a decoration, or sell it as scrap iron. Used cams have about the same value as used toilet paper.
     
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    Now that's what I call recycling.
     
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    Combine an arrow and your camshaft and make a cam-arrow out of it.
     
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    I've seen several bored down the middle and made into lamps. The one previously posted is the first I've seen with air filters. I've also seen them used as small table legs. Otherwise, it's usually scrap metal. I used to save mine for a homeless veteran who lived in his truck at a local gas station. The owner would let him use the bathroom and in turn he watched the place and did odd jobs around the neighborhood. Myself and several others tried to get him into a homeless shelter but he didn't want to go there. Alas, he was found dead one morning from a heart attack.
     
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    Thanks guys, appreciate the suggestions. The lamp is sick, may have to figure out how to go about boring it.
     
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    ZSpoiler hell yea bad a$$
     
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    I have built a couple 3/4 race cams from old camshafts.
    See if this picture works.
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    The seat is a thrust bearing bent to shape It rolls also. I welded rocker pivot balls to the cam and valves pass through them that I cut the stems on to shorten them and weld them together then weld the timing gears to the valves to make the tires.
    Lifters in the place of the carbs and old spark plugs of course.

    Now if the lobes are decent you could have it reground to another grind.
    Like a 268H on a 106LSA or a 280H on a 106..
     
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