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Subject: Cam/lifter compatibility
From: "S. L. Hower" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 1996 16:22:07 -0500 (EST)
  Hi all.  

  With the recent discussion surrounding rebuilds and initial
  startup, I have a related question.  In a few weeks, I'll be
  starting the rebuild in my MGB for the first time, and while
  I understand the importance of breaking in a new cam to new
  lifters, how about an original cam and new lifters??

  Before I am chastised for doing this, I had the cam checked
  by a machinist I trust, had new bearings pressed in and
  fitted to the cam, and all lobes and lifter faces were smeared
  with gooey Crane cam-lube during assembly.     
  My father always taught me that it was foolish to use a 
  new cam and old lifters, but it was fine to use the reverse.
  What I am wondering is do the same break in rules apply??


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