Camshaft Finally Pulled !!

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Cauterize

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Yup. Sure looks like you need an engine. Several lobes nearly gone. That cam bearing looks... not so good.

If you're dead set on replacing the cam and keeping this engine... I would recommend the Summit 1102 cam. I just put it in the 305 I overhauled for my El Camino. It's a good, strong cam, and much less expensive than that comp cams one you linked. Get a set of their lifters, part number SUM-HT817, you'll need 16, and re-use your timing set, since you recently replaced it. That's about half the cost of the comp cam set you posted.
SUM-K1102. Is the kit with lifters.
Slap it in and sell it to some other sucker.

It's time to move on
 
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This isn't the sense you're looking for...

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old time 327, $300
 
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That is one significant pile of nastiness. First thing here is that cam bearing. If its condition is indicative of the condition of the rest of them then there is no point to slipping in a new cam until those bearings get replaced. The other thing to consider that, in the picture you posted, there are several nasty looking nicks and chips in the bearing face. I'm here, not there, but still wondering where the shrapnel from that damage went off to. Just saying.................................



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old time 327, $300
Ya hadda post that, dincha? I'd love to lay hands on that mill but there is the not so small matter of about 3000 miles between there and here, and I don't think the airline would let me bring on as hand baggage, or buy a seat for it either. Bummer, the price is perfect for a place to start.



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The other thing to consider that, in the picture you posted, there are several nasty looking nicks and chips in the bearing face. I'm here, not there, but still wondering where the shrapnel from that damage went off to.
That would be from pulling the Cam out in a hurry.

That Cam Bearing material is like jelly in pump gears but since enough metal from the Cam Lobe and Lifters already went through them it'll clearance right through.

Win win.
 
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That would be from pulling the Cam out in a hurry.

That Cam Bearing material is like jelly in pump gears but since enough metal from the Cam Lobe and Lifters already went through them it'll clearance right through.

Win win.
Don’t forget the trusty cam install tool!

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And lets not forget the broken timing cover bolt and the two tubes of sealer on the front of the pan from the last time. Things that should be repaired. I agree with the majority of the other members. Buy a RUNNING takeout 305 and swap motors. You might be able to find a used RUNNING 350 for around the same price
 

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You guys need to take in consideration the budget we're working with here.

A nice running engine cannot be afforded but a more expensive Cam and Lifter Kit with Timing Chain Set can.

Ponder over this before giving further advice.
 
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