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RE: Safe to regrind factory cam?

Subject: RE: Safe to regrind factory cam?
Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2004 22:21:28 -0800
Cc: <triumphs@Autox.Team.Net>
> I'm not a fan of trying to reuse or repair an old camshaft
> when you buy a new one for a six cylinder TR for approx $300.00,
> manufactured with better materials & technology.

Problem is, new parts are not always manufactured with better materials and
technology.  All too often, they are made in China or India, using inferior
materials and non-existant quality control.  That was exactly the point
about the lifters, many new ones are unacceptably inferior.

> To me this would be
> like reconditioning 30 year old pistons or oil pumps.

Strange you should mention oil pumps ... new TRactor motor oil pumps are
another item where the new ones are frequently drastically inferior.  Lots
of folks have learned this to their dismay; while I've always reused
original pumps and never had a failure.

There is actually nothing wrong with regrinding a camshaft.  Whether it's
reground or new, it must be properly hardened afterwards.


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