Cam Guru's help w/ID

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  1. 'Cause

    'Cause need lots a parts

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    I have a 340, 1969, w/X heads
    It is stock bore, No ridge at top of bore, crank never turned
    Supposedly about 68K miles when pulled out and been sitting. Yes it is clean, not a rusty POS, just some varnish like dried oil in it. It did turn over at the crank.

    I'm taking it apart and to have some work done on it to freshen it up by "Dennis Maurer" in Tempe AZ. Blank

    I pulled the cam and I'm trying to find just what it is;
    There are only two marks on it that I can find, both at the timing chain end of it on the shaft.
    There is a D2 on the shaft on one of the bearing journal and a HIO on the other side, the HIO appears to of been a tag that was on the casting when made. That is all I have, I'm not sure if this will help or if anyone can help ID it from this. Most likely not, but I thought I would try.

    Thanks,
    Ken
     
  2. Wyrmrider

    Wyrmrider Well-Known Member

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    Stock timing chain and gears?
    then for sure a stock 340 cam
    you could measure the base circle and lobe height to verify but most likely 4 sure a stock 340
    keep the lifters in order and it could be reused by someone or could be used for a low duration low lift regrind
     
  3. pishta

    pishta I know I'm right....

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    if there is a small 7 digit stamp on the gear end of the cam, its an OEM supplier number, cant use to look up what it is. Usually aftermarket grinds have alot of info stamped on that end.
     
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    'Cause need lots a parts

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    I looked all over the thing, begining at the ends where most are marked. That is what I thought was odd. Little to NO info.
     
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    Bighead440 Well-Known Member

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    By undercutting that generous base circle, you could get some lift out of it! I once sent a 455 Buick Stage1 cam off to be reground (all Buicks have tiny lobes because of the cam bearings) and the grinder called me and said even the mild street grind I was wanting (same lobe center, more lift and duration @.050") would fit better on a stock non-Stage1 core. He gave me the core he used and returned my core, so go figure?
     
  6. AJ/FormS

    AJ/FormS 367 FormS clone 3.09-1.92-1.40-1.09-.78od 3.55s

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    I guess you'll have to measure it......