Cam Repair

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  1. td1506

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    Antinora Family Racing

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    Is there anyone out there that can repair a camshaft .We broke a crosslink and turn a lifter and put a gouge in one of the lobes.
    We finished the season with it but want to see if it can be repaired.
    Thanks in advance Gary
     
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    Mike Canter Top Dragster
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    We have tig welded some minor dings, then dressed them by hand, and has worked.
     
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    Thanks the original cam place going to look at it.
    Gary
     
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    Will Hanna We put the 'inside' in Top Alcohol
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    The only problem with repairing a cam is they usually go to a smaller base circle when they regrind it on that lobe. Maybe in a TD application where you're not pushing it real hard it may not be an issue but in a heads up application I'm not a fan of it. You spend money to get better valve train stability with bigger cams, better rockers, etc., then it goes against all that to go back to a smaller lobe.
     
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