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Old 01-12-2006, 04:25 PM   #1
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Anyone have any problems with a used cam? Is it better to just buy brand new and go from there?
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I'd most definatly buy a used cam if it were the right specs. Just make sure you get pics or you know that the cam is in good condition. I sold my tsp 231/237 cam with <10,000 miles on it (looked new) for $250 so you can get some pretty good deals.
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These roller-lifter motors don't put much wear on
the cam, unlike the old flat-tappet days. You just
want to know (somehow) that there is no bad wear
on the lobes.

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