After replacing the heads and cam on my 460 this winter, I dropped a valve after about 40 minutes of driving time.
One of the valve keepers broke in half.
No idea why.
I have the vid of when this happened....
The machine shop is handling the head repair, again.
I now have a nice gouge in one of the pistons.
I just happened to pick up a different block yesterday from a shop that had it left behind from a customer that didn't pay, so..
New Arias pistons, 10/10 crank/new cam bearings, etc.
This thing is nice.
Much better than what I had as far as block is concerned.
Dare I do this: Can I put the cam and lifters from the old block in the new one since it only has maybe 45-50 minutes of actual driving time on it, plus the 30 minute break in on the trailer?
Or should I positively not do that?
My instincts tell me hell no, and I have never done such a thing.
I know every block is a little different, but is this cam still fresh enough to get away with it?