<VV> 65 Eng Rebuild
rizakoyt at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 9 15:02:24 EST 2005
I was taking the information on the cam from Clarks
Do you have the original specs for the 889 so I can
check to see if the wear is more than .002"? Can I
use the specs in the 65 shop manual, or would these
measurements be for the 891 or 304?
--- BobHelt at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 3/9/05 11:28:52 AM US Mountain
> Standard Time,
> rizakoyt at yahoo.com writes:
> > Cam # 3839889 - 1960-69 80,84,&95hp
> > What does having a cam specified for 80, 84, or 95
> > do in an engine of 110hp?
> That cam was originally intended for the 1964-69,
> 95 hp engines. It was
> never used for earlier engines. I believe that some
> 110 hp engines came with the
> 889 cam from the factory. Yours may have been one of
> Since yours is a 110 hp engine, I suggest that you
> use the 304 cam, although
> if you should choose to reuse your old cam, that
> should work OK too, but be
> sure to check all lobes for wear. I'd suggest a max
> of 0.002" allowable.
> The 889 cam was designed to provide good low speed
> performance, while the 891
> and 304 cams (nearly identical) are designed more
> for high rpm performance.
> Your choice.
> Bob Helt
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