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That austemper cam i got doesnt have a groove in the bearing journal like the flat tappet cams ive run. do i need a special bearing or dont worry 'bout it. Also i heard that people offset the front cam bearing to boost oil pressure to bottom end,if true, would using solid bearing with groovless cam do the same thing in effect? If not, how far would you offset the bearing?Motors almost out, and we're 'bout to did in.thanks guys
 

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great...the stocker did not have a grooved cam or bearing either. Double check to make sure the block is grooved behind the front bearing. The marginal oiling system will thank you.

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buickv6 said:
great...the stocker did not have a grooved cam or bearing either. Double check to make sure the block is grooved behind the front bearing. The marginal oiling system will thank you.

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Yeah, the block was grooved to go around bearing onto , i believe lifter gallies.
 

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hmmmmm ALL the Buick motors I had here had a grooved cam :yup:
 

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leave it alone...it is optimum the way it is
 

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You would only run into a problem if it was a 4.1 or early 3.8s with the 14 bolt oil pan. They do not have the front cam bearing journal groove
 

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Steve Wood said:
leave it alone...it is optimum the way it is

so, use no groove cam with no grove inside bearing scince the block is grooved the circumference around bearing? Gotcha..... :dunno:
 

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