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Re: [Mgs] Oil Article

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Subject: Re: [Mgs] Oil Article
From: Eric Erickson <>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 23:15:50 +1030
Charles & Peggy Robinson wrote:
>  Hi Eric,
>   I've seen this before on racing cam installation sheets.  A more 
> convoluted procedure than the instructions for installing hop-up cams in 
> street engines when I ran a hot rod shop but the same Idea for ensuring 
> cam longevity. I wonder what the sheets look like that come with roller 
> cams.
>    In the case of your rebuild was the procedure followed to the 
> letter?  Changing those valve springs round is a real PITA.

Hey - I am a simple man.

Drop engine in car at the last minute (always the day before I really 
need it).

Drive 45 minutes to the racetrack (gentle run in).

Thrash the car around the racetrack in competition while my mechanic hid 
his eyes and blocked his ears and wondered what I didn't understand 
about his instruction to try not to take it over 5000 revs this time!

Red mist and a passing car (or one just up ahead) seems to obscurte the 
tacho when you are out on the racetrack!

Never had an issue with that method of running in a new engine and its 


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