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'69Stang
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From: Detroit, MI USA
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posted 02-28-2002 09:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for '69Stang   Click Here to Email '69Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As I begin to rebuild my 351C this is a feature that has been brought to my attention. Are they worth doing in terms of cost to horsepower? Has anyone on M&M used them?

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Just Strokin
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posted 02-28-2002 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The roller cam bearings require a camshaft with journals the same diameter front to rear like the 429/460 cams. This means a special cam from the cam companies. The block has to be 'bored' for the roller cam bearings to be installed. Even on a 429/460 this is $150-250 in machining costs.

Speed cost money, how fast do you want to go?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-28-2002 10:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex mentioned they were worth 2 hp at 9000, so they don't seem worth the trouble.

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-28-2002 11:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
10-4! Not to mention the cost and trouble of the special cam core.

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'69Stang
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posted 02-28-2002 03:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for '69Stang   Click Here to Email '69Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
O.K. guys, thanks for the posts! I am definitely going to blow those off.

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