View Full Version : How much abuse is TOO much abuse 72 T100R Cam follower

04-30-2012, 8:58 PM
Howdy all, I searched.. I just didn't find anything related to my question.. If my search skills just blow and I'm missing an obvious thread my apologies.

So I got my new tappet blocks drifted into my new cylinders today and my inlet cam followers were just a tad snug (old followers form previous cylinders/tappet blocks) nothing that a gentle suggestion wouldn't move them past, but there is a tad bit of friction seems it would likely work itself out but Im not sure what constitutes too much abuse and a need to replace..


the top looks ok as far as I can tell, just not sure if that friction and side abuse is within reason to go ahead and re install..


Those pics are kinda small I know it was either small pics or gigantic ones.. it's just liked to the blog page at ( http://cafetrumpet.blogspot.com ) if you want a better look it's the current post and if you click the image on that page it will blow up pretty large.. Im not sure whats up with that .. I need to do some resizing.

So just let it ride and count on it to wear into place or a bigger problem that should be addressed before i slap the cylinders back on ?


04-30-2012, 9:52 PM
Dude. That can't be good. Over time, I would think it would get worse and possibly break.

You want that in your crankcase knocking about?

04-30-2012, 9:53 PM
it's ok to take a flat file and file the sides down a bit to get a good bind free movement

04-30-2012, 9:54 PM
What about the fact that it's bent? Isn't that going to have a stressed out side?

04-30-2012, 10:22 PM
Thanks Torch I was wandering if that was the next logical step.

The friction I have is the follower as it rests inside the tappet block not the rod portion that is ..

Unless your talking about the wearing on the rod of the follower that was already there (they move freely its just the block portion of the follower as it sits in the tappet block i guess is what im saying) but they dont look bent to me unless im just missing something somehow?


04-30-2012, 10:39 PM
Dude. That little pic makes it look really bent on my computer. If it's not, my bad.

04-30-2012, 10:47 PM
Ah yea I guess i can kinda see that here you go , this is the link to the really big version just didn't want to blast the thread with it :


04-30-2012, 10:51 PM
Haha! Oh shit. That's super straight.

04-30-2012, 10:55 PM
lol yea man I must say you had me worried for a min.. haven't slept much and just been downing cup after cup of espresso I had to stare at the picture for a moment and scratch my head esp with all the wonky lighting camera flash overhead florescent and an under shelf florescent directly above the bench makes for some weird shadows.