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  1. toolmanmike

    toolmanmike Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    Got a lathe or a live center? You can mic the lobe lift and compare that buy not the duration or overlap without a degree wheel and a dial indicator.
     
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    • dukeboy_318

      dukeboy_318 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      Guess I’m buying a degree wheel. I have a brand new comp cam and I’ve been seeing lots of reports of a huge drop in QC on all their stuff. Makes me nervous
       
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      it'll probably be fine, even though I don't know what the hell QC is.:lol:
       
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      Quality Control. Especially on their camshafts and valve trains
       
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      shittyslant6 Well-Known Member

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      well shit. I just got new 901 valve springs from them last week.
      And I'm getting a cam in the next few weeks.
      only one way to find out I guess
       
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      • dukeboy_318

        dukeboy_318 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        Yeah I bought my cam back In July.
        Buddy local to me with a similar cam had things way out of spec. Couldn’t even bolt on the cam gears, and the lobes were off by several degrees.
         
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        jeebus. I always thought comp had their stuff together in manufacturing.
         
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        Well to be fair, these labor shortages and raw material shortages have had QC drop across a lot of industries.
         
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        • shittyslant6

          shittyslant6 Well-Known Member

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          yeah, good thing that you can still go around and find older cams for sale.
           
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          Mine was made 11/2020 so I’m hoping it’s ok
           
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          • Old man ray

            Old man ray Banned Member FABO Gold Member

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            I just went everywhere trying to get 318 rod bolts.
            Everyone lists them but they don't have them..
            All on back order.
            Today a set popped up on E rape.
            I grabbed those..
             
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            • dukeboy_318

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              Pretty sure I had a spare set...
               
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              I have to buy a cam yet.
              Not sure who to trust.
               
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              New.
               
            • dukeboy_318

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              I should have just gone Oregon Cam Grinders.
               
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                    • dukeboy_318

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                      Grrr fighting my desire to comment but mike will spank me if I do ... giggity
                       
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                        we feed the deer with ours
                         
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                        Do they like the smokey flavor after the candle has burned in there for a week or so? :rolleyes:
                        Good idea though. Around here I would have to find a th?id=OIP.jpg to know where to leave the punkins :lol:
                         
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                        They seem to not care.
                         
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                          We've had rain for the last three days... Not consistently, but rain at one time or another...
                           
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