What To Do With My Old Cam?

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  1. ol' grouch

    ol' grouch Veteran Member

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    Being an Olde Pharte, I've seen a lot of things in my life. You have managed to impress me with that. Ingenuity and craftsmanship on that is great. Does it ride rough though?
     
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    I'd bet is kind of "lumpy" but for a short "duration".
     
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    Yea like an old steel wheel tractor with no springer seat.

    Thanks ol' grouch.

    it is a bit hard to weld those cast iron parts you can solvent clean them for 10 years but as soon as you stick the heat to them with a welder engine oil comes out of that cast iron.

    I have found if I cook them in a camp fire or in the fireplace it will cook the oils out and they weld quicker and easier.
    If you do not get mean with them and just sit them up for show and not a child's toy you can weld them with a regular mig.
    You may like the tractor I have built.

    The fenders are a cut pickup screen from a sbc.
    The head lights are the lifter cups from some old lifters.
    The engine frame is just a straightened bearing.
    I built it for the wife's Grandpa and painted it like a Massey Ferguson and built one for her Uncle Roy at the same time but painted it John Deer green and yellow.
    Grandpa hated John deer and said what he liked best about the tractor is that is wasn't a Gosh Darned John Deer.

    Here it is on the shelf collecting dust we got it back after he passed and grandma passed.
    tractor for grandpa 001.JPG
     
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    See if someone out there needs a free used cam
     
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    I'd rather borrow some used underwear...;)
     
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    I like free used cams.
    If it is a good core I have no qualms on having it ground to something else.
    One grind I really like is a [email protected] .050 solid on a 106LSA and .536" lift. works very well with ported old school iron heads.
    Screw in Studs and porting of course.
     
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    I'm betting those cam lamps use a LS cam because they are hollow and allow the wires to go up the center easily. I have not tried it yet but was planning to with my old cam from my 5.3.
     
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    Ah ok that's good to know
     

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