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so i recently had a cam custom done for a turbo....the turbo i had lined up is now a no-go. so i have a cam ground for turbos in my car....my question is will that cam work fine if i decide to go s/c. there is a cheap s/c on craigslist that i may snag
 

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didnt think it was a problem, although it took me a while to figure out they gave me a cam for a carburated 5.0 so i had to change up my firing order...it peaks at 5000rpm and cuts out like a rev. limiter? kinda gay, but should be fie when i get sme kinda boost in there...thanks
 

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didnt think it was a problem, although it took me a while to figure out they gave me a cam for a carburated 5.0 so i had to change up my firing order...it peaks at 5000rpm and cuts out like a rev. limiter? kinda gay, but should be fie when i get sme kinda boost in there...thanks
5000 ?now that really sucks.
 

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you guys think it should be fine when i have some boost to take place of the lost power up top?
if it was me i would opt for another cam
 

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+1.....thats too many things wrong with that one for your application
 

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well heres the thing they gave me flat lifters....they dont fit with my pushrods...so i still have the stock roller lifters in with the crane rr's and the car doesnt cut out just when i hit 5 grand it stops making power whatsoever...heres the spec sheet they gave me...i dont know how to read it,duration: int. 223.3 exh. 210 valve lift: int. .477 exh. .439 lobe sep/adv: 113.8
 

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well heres the thing they gave me flat lifters....they dont fit with my pushrods...so i still have the stock roller lifters in with the crane rr's and the car doesnt cut out just when i hit 5 grand it stops making power whatsoever...heres the spec sheet they gave me...i dont know how to read it,duration: int. 223.3 exh. 210 valve lift: int. .477 exh. .439 lobe sep/adv: 113.8
you would be better off with a abc cam than with that. where did you get that thing?
 

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The fact that they provided different lifters with the cam and you used your stock hyd rollers is a BIG RED FLAG. :eek: Turn off the key and back up the bus. Contact your cam manufacturer and start from scratch.
 

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The fact that they provided different lifters with the cam and you used your stock hyd rollers is a BIG RED FLAG. :eek: Turn off the key and back up the bus. Contact your cam manufacturer and start from scratch.
I'm amazed actually. Are those lifters they provided flat tappet or regular hydralics? Is the cam supposed to be a roller cam (let alone solidn or hyd.)? I can't believe that it will even run. You CAN'T interchange lifter styles between cams willy nilly. Really bad things happen.
 

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so i called the cam place..this is what went down; (keep in mind im new to cams) i said it cuts power at 5g's and i used my lifters cause the ones you gave me and said would work didnt. he told me that my cam should be ground down by now from the roller lifters, its a flat tappet cam and what i did was all my fault and stupid. and he will grind me a free cam???? wtf my engine should be ****ed by now and he wants to grind me a new cam? thanks for nothng there is no way... im getting my money back and moving on, i dont want no cam from them. At least they could of warned me that what they gave me wouldnt work....and not to use roller lifters??? that i could of handled.
 

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if he is gona grind you a new cam then get one build the way you want it and for the lifters that you want to use
 

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so i called the cam place..this is what went down; (keep in mind im new to cams) i said it cuts power at 5g's and i used my lifters cause the ones you gave me and said would work didnt. he told me that my cam should be ground down by now from the roller lifters, its a flat tappet cam and what i did was all my fault and stupid. and he will grind me a free cam???? wtf my engine should be ****ed by now and he wants to grind me a new cam? thanks for nothng there is no way... im getting my money back and moving on, i dont want no cam from them. At least they could of warned me that what they gave me wouldnt work....and not to use roller lifters??? that i could of handled.
I wouldn't give you a new cam or your money back, so I think he's being generous.
 

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roller lifters cant grind down a cam, sounds like he sent you the wrong stuff, and is trying to back track, a roller cam wont come with lifters as a kit.
 

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did he send you roller lifters or flat tappet lifts
 

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he sent flat lifters and only told me that i had to change my firing order cause its a carburated cam...... thats all he said...i remind you this is my first cam swap, so i didnt know the difference of cams..but he gave me the cam and flat lifters, which didnt work with my pushrods....he didnt say i needed different pushrods, i asked if i needed to change anything and was told they would swap right in..so i tried the roller lifters which fit fine...and put the rest back together
 

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Good news is I doubt you "ground" the cam down with your hyd. roller lifters. Drain the oil and check for large amounts of shiny ****, nothing shiny? Good to go. Get the proper cam AND proper lifters and have at it. Lots of shiny glitter, oops! Pull the motor and start the rebuild. Education ain't always cheap. Good luck.
 
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