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Seems like a silly question, but after the cam and timing set is installed, what actually keeps the camshaft in place to not allow it to slide forward? I can pull on the top of timing chain and slide the cam out a half-inch or so. Is this normal, or am I missing something to retain the camshaft? Been awhile and just doesn't seem right to me.

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The lifters actually spin on the cam and keep it. I asked this long time ago. Cam can walk a little bit but there is actually no force on it forward or backwards so wear is very minimum if any it will be a high mileage engine. Roller cams its good to have a torington bearing because they dont spin, well one did on me and it wasnt pretty. Also a cam button holds them in place.
But flat tappet cams have nothing to worrry about....unless you got an extremely worn block or timing gear.
 

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