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This small scuff was apparently caused by the cam moving around in a dirty box. It's a FM CS1145R LT1 clone camshaft and was in a nice looking and undamaged box. The inside was a little dirty (gritty) and I found this small scuff on the rear most bearing surface. I can't believe the cam wasn't in a plastic bag or wrapped in paper.
Hey, I had the same question. Why the poor packaging. Mine was shipped in that box, heavily taped on the outside, rattling around, from Indiana to my house in Michigan. WTF!!! Fotunately, my son miked the 5 bearing surfaces and surprisingly they all were true (posted those specs on a previous post).
Well, I've got the material....now I've got to find the labor HA! :jester
Trying to get heat in my garage b/4 I start my hydraulic to solid swap.
Thanks for the input guys. I have NO experience with internal engine work and matters of this nature. If I can find a day where I have time, its not raining or snowing, AND its above 25 degrees I'll get to work!
Good luck with the install, while that's another subject alltogether, I would suggest you find somebody with enough experience(or a good tech article) to walk you through the process of "indexing" the cam to be sure you're getting the most out of it for your application. I think it'd be well worth your time interms of the potential power gains. Also be sure to use plenty of lube& get good break-in instructions. :flag