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cam bearings

Post by tman12 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:08 am

Hi From Iowa: I started to install my new 280 cam & found that I have the wrong frt cam bearing that is not available from main suppliers? At Lincoln last week I was told there may be a new supplier? Des anyone know the scoop & contact? I have also forgotten where to get some red rubber hose for the ac lts? Many Thanks John

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Re: cam bearings

Post by Mark Gregush » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:14 am

Re the front bearing; Have you contacted the suppliers yourself? Try Chaffin's.
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Re: cam bearings

Post by tman12 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:24 pm

I have contacted all the main suppliers & the man that made the new cam bearings has had problems with the foundery that supplied the blanks & cannot supply at this time. I need to find someone with an extra set or maybe someone else is now making them? HELP John - PS Glen C is the one who told me the sad story!


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Re: cam bearings

Post by John bevardos » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:07 pm

Hi John,
I believe that Gene French sells re-babbited bearings. Might try to reach out to him.


John


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Re: cam bearings

Post by kerry » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:35 pm

The longer early bearings can be turned down shorter for the later front bearing, done it many times to have a good fit for shaft end play.


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Re: cam bearings

Post by Jerry VanOoteghem » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:54 pm

If the usual T suppliers don't have the red rubber hose for your lights, then try Restoration Supply Co. They have 2 grades I believe. One is just like the original stuff, (supposedly), and the other is also pretty nice.


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Re: cam bearings

Post by tman12 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:26 am

Many Thanks to all you Great Guys & your Good suggestions - This the Best Group Of People Always willing to Help Us T Lovers With our problems! John

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