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looking at buying a cam wondering if a used cam is alright im in canada so everything pretty much costs double after shipping and im trying to do this build as cheap as possible and this seems like a good cam for the build but its used and im kinda nervous about that but it seems pretty new as the black coating is still on it. going in a mild 350 build in a mud truck

heres the ad http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-veh...s-SBC-Comp-cam-and-kit-150-W0QQAdIdZ338981583

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Don't buy it...used cams are junk. Go to performance improvements or jrp and order a new cam kit. There is no way of knowing which lifter went on which lobe. Just bite the bullet and buy new.
 

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I would say no unless its a roller cam wear is less on those. But doesn't look to bad. Its only $150 bucks though. Whats the return policy? Might buy it and get it then return it if its not good.
 

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if the lifters were not numbered and placed in some sort of storage container that will maintain the order, then its junk.

of course, its a flat tappet cam, so i wouldnt personally touch it unless it was new.
 

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my buddy just tried to re-use a cam. i warned him multiple times. ended up costing him a brand new rebuilt engine. even if they numbered the lifters, etc. it's a bad idea. the lifter bores can be machined slightly different between engine blocks, especially in old school small blocks. even a tiny difference will be catastrophic.
 
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