Cam Bearing Question

Discussion in 'Small Block Tech' started by 78Regal350, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. 78Regal350

    78Regal350 Well-Known Member

    If a set of cam bearings was installed in a block and then removed without actually being run, would it be acceptable to install/use them in another build? For what it's worth, the bearings in question are TA dual grooved bearings.
  2. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't
  3. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    To save a hundred bucks?
  4. Buick#455

    Buick#455 Well-Known Member

    Me neither...... bite the bullet & order a new set.
  5. MrSony

    MrSony Well-Known Member

    I assume its because they distort enough to where they aren't as tight of a fit in the block anymore?
  6. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    I did remove and re-install a new cam bearing IN THE SAME BLOCK, SAME POSITION, before, and I was wishy washy about it, but it turned out fine.
    Putting them in another block after having been installed once, ehhhhhh, no, I wouldn't.
  7. 78Regal350

    78Regal350 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the responses. I was already in the "it probably would be fine, but why even mess with it" boat, and that's where I'll stay.
    Mark Demko likes this.

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