My Flat Tappet Cam Wiped Out So I Decided To Go Roller

PlayingWithTBI

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The way availability for short blocks is. I'm thinking about taking my block to a machine shop and have them inspect, magnaflux, and hone it. Then assemble it with this kit or, depending on bore, one like it.
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RUN from ATK. I worked for a large nationwide used car dealer (now defunct) and two thirds of the ATK engines they installed didn't make it 10k. Some died on the customers first ride home.

There is a guy in Scottsdale that does great work. I'll get the number from my buddy. It's a drive for you but I toured the shop a few months ago when I had him do some head work for my Blazers 5.3. Old school guy, cleanest machine shop I ever saw and no shortage of work.
 

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Most any decent machine shop is booked out forever, they're a (sadly) dying breed.
Yeah, I just called a shop sort of near by, they told me they're 6 Months out :(

One in Scottsdale is too busy to answer their phone. I'll try again later.

I may just strip the engine, check it out, take it to the car wash (I've done it before in the 70's), and if it doesn't need boring, I'll get a dingle ball hone, buy the rotating assy kit, and send it ;)
 

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I would seriously be looking at a LS transplant at this point. Now is the time to do it and let those big cathedral head ports work for you.
I put a LS in a vehicle, drove it for a while, then pulled that gutless dog of a 6.0L back out and put a cammed 350 Vortec in its place. That 6.0L did not start making power until ~4K.
 
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