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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:13 am 
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I think one of my cam lobes (and probably engine to go with it) was on its last leg. My car has 121k miles and about 4000 (!) idle hours. I don't know if there was any work done prior, but I certainly wouldn't doubt it.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:58 am 
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Looks like you're gonna need a new cam. I'd see that as good news, bad news. Bad news that the time & money will be spent, but good news that you get a better cam, and possibly a better engine. I could live with that.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:44 pm 
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CrashTestDummy wrote:
Looks like you're gonna need a new cam. I'd see that as good news, bad news. Bad news that the time & money will be spent, but good news that you get a better cam, and possibly a better engine. I could live with that.


It got a cam, and the other goodies listed in the title. :)

I wanted some lope and power, but also wanted to get rid of the possible grenade. This just shows that the pin had already been pulled on the grenade and it was about to go off.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:13 am 
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bsparks72 wrote:
CrashTestDummy wrote:
Looks like you're gonna need a new cam. I'd see that as good news, bad news. Bad news that the time & money will be spent, but good news that you get a better cam, and possibly a better engine. I could live with that.


It got a cam, and the other goodies listed in the title. :)

I wanted some lope and power, but also wanted to get rid of the possible grenade. This just shows that the pin had already been pulled on the grenade and it was about to go off.



I look forward to seeing what this thing puts down. Sounds very similar to mine and I put down 423/396 to the tire.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:22 pm 
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No dyno yet, but I ran a 13.2 @ 109. There's definitely more there with some tweaking. The cam has a slight surge at highway speeds if the RPMs are under 1900-2000. I'm going to bump up the RPMs a little with this. Got it with 13k miles for $550.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:24 pm 
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Nice! There's a guy on the G8 forum trying to sell one for $600, but he won't ship. Probably could have sole a garage full of the things if he would only ship.

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1996 BBB Impala SS (11-second DD)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:37 pm 
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I sent a message to a guy in Katy on Camaro5 forum that put one in an ad in December for $650. He texted me yesterday and turns out he still had it, and was 2 blocks away. Went down to $550 and I scooped it up.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:56 pm 
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Nice score!

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2010 Tahoe PPV (her car)
1995 DGGM Impala SS
1996 BBB Impala SS (11-second DD)
1985 Firebird - 310 LS1 C Prepared autocross car.
And some others
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:34 am 
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I just got an LS3 cam with 8000 miles for free from a friend. Is it a good match for the 6.0 in a car as heavy as ours with 2.92 gears. The lowest gear any ls3 car comes with that I'm aware of is 3.27 or something like that in auto ss.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:52 am 
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bsparks72 wrote:
I sent a message to a guy in Katy on Camaro5 forum that put one in an ad in December for $650. He texted me yesterday and turns out he still had it, and was 2 blocks away. Went down to $550 and I scooped it up.

Real nice score ! Man I should have moved to Texas when I had the chance lol .


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