Camshaft end float - excessively high....
Howdy folks, I'm just starting the assembly of my 302 and it's not off to a good start - the camshaft end float is very high. My manual says it should be around 0.009", now I don't have a dial indicator but I can move it back and forth by what looks to me around 1/4"!! Whats going on?
It's a brand new camshaft with the old thrust plate, if that matters.
Edit- Looking at it again, it seems the camshaft moves too far towards the back of the engine, if you look at the journals you can see how far back they sit if I push the camshaft as far back as it will go.