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How to determine if this camshaft is hydraulic or solid lifter?
I bought a 79 Z28 from a storage yard. The owner had died. No info on the car, motor, etc. I bought it because it had a super T-10 and a 64 corvette 327 in it that looked pretty new with no apparent use visible.
I am getting to pull the drive train but decided to start the engine first. The engine seemed to have loose rockers and the valve covers were not bolted down. I pulled number 1 spark plug, got the compression pushing out the hole, lined up the timing mark and I adjusted the rockers 1/2 turn past zero lash (360 later adjusted the others). I had my daughter turn the engine over to watch the rockers and noticed and after adjusting it had no compression at the number 1 cylinder and turned over very fast like it had no compression at all!
What do you guys think? Solid lift cam?
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