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SundanceKid
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posted 01-23-2002 04:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was wondering if anyone has run cam roller-bearings?
Just to clarify not a roller cam, the steel bushes replaced by needle roller bearings.

I can't find any information about them advantages or disadvantages.

Any help or links appreciated.

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Just Strokin
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posted 01-23-2002 05:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any time something is rolling verses rubbing, you don't have the frictional HP lost. But, the cost to install them, is it worth it? Have you priced the charges to install them?

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TomP
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posted 01-23-2002 09:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
disadvantages:
1: cost
2: ruins block for future non-roller cam use
3: lots more tiny parts to fail

advantages:
1: can divert that oil to mains
2: maybe 2 horsepower at 10,000 rpm

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SundanceKid
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posted 01-23-2002 11:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
35.00 from Summit or Ford plus machine work....can't cost that much? Dono? Good point about the small parts.

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-24-2002 12:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I use them on MM exclusivly. They are definatly worth HP. More than 2 at 10,000 RPM. The cost to install the bearings is usually $250 or so. The hidden cost is the special 50 or 55 mm roller billet camshaft that you must purchase to go along with it for about $400. A std SBF roller cam will not work with the rollerized cam bearings.

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SundanceKid
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posted 01-24-2002 03:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ah..see that is the glitch then! Ford sells two types for the SBF regular and SVO they list the SVO as needing special cam diameter but didn't list anything special was needed for a regular block. Good to know from those who have tread these waters.

Thanks Alex

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