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Norm Jennings - Cam Failure #928

Date 6/7/08

-----Original Message-----
From: Norm <southwesttca@msn.com>
To: Larry@v8sho.com
Sent: Sat, 7 Jun 2008 12:06 pm
Subject: Cam / Sprocket


The odometer reads 272,385 (bought new with 11 miles on the OD). She is a ’99 black beauty. Last month the end came suddenly and without warning (thought I might make it without the welding, Oh so wrong). No man has greater love for a car than me for this car. It will be back! But I have a lot of things to do to get her back on the road.

I had a GEN I originally. I found it in West Virginia with 127,000 miles sitting way back in an old used car lot. After new motor mounts, struts, steering rack, and clutch she lasted until 378, 297 (yep, that’s the correct number). I loved that car too. Bought the GEN III in Ohio and took it to Arizona in 2004.

John Jones came to my house and pronounced the verdict: CAM / SPROCKET failure. The SHO site is a god-send and I only hope I can contribute to the members some of my experiences as I rebuild the head. The only trouble is that I have never done anything so mechanically intensive as this before. I’ll probably need some advice from members to get through this and I definitely want to be on the mailing list.

Thanks for being there,

Norm Jennings
Phoenix, Arizona 85045

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