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ford rules
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« on: May 31, 2017, 07:00:27 am »

Ok guys, so a few months back I got a custom ground cam from woody.

Installed it over the weekend no issues there. Went to check PTV clearance last night and in the process my roller lifter spun sideways and I didn't notice, like a dumb a$$ I didn't put the dog bones on to keep this from happening as I didn't think it would be an issue.  

It ended up going one revolution before I noticed, so I pulled the cam out to inspect and sure enough it put the slightest amount of scaring on the top of the lobe.

So what I am wondering is what's my best route to fix my mistake, take to machine shop and polish or re order?

This is a HYD roller cam.
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2017, 06:13:23 pm »

I would think "roller" lifters are more forgiving than flat rapper in this case.
Just thinking aloud with you.

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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2017, 06:29:24 pm »

I called my local machine shop, he said bring it in and he can most likely polish off the high spot and be all set, im hoping so!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2017, 08:40:40 pm »

It will be fine

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