When checking camshaft runout, is it acurate enough to use a set of home made wood V-blocks?
A while back, i made a set of v-blocks for checking crankshaft run out and it works prety good and i have bouble checked it with checking the crank in a block, sitting on the two end bearings and get the same readings, but a crankshaft is heavy!
A couple of weeks ago, i was curious and wanted to check the cam run out. i set the cam up in the vblocks and set the dial indicator on the center cam journal. Rotated the cam and the needle is back and forth all over the place!
I tried fitting the cam back in the bearings and it will only go in about half way and it actually will get stuck. I dont even know how the guy got the dam thing out!
To double check my vblock's, i have another cam that i set up and the dial indicator read less than .001 movement.
I guess I have prety much answered my own question, I am pretty sure the dam cam is bent!
I was just wondering if anyone has used wood vblock's, with success?