6066 (1960-1966) GMC Truck Club Bitcoin now accepted here! 
Pay Dues
Pay Dues or become a Site Supporter
 



Go Back   6066 (1960-1966) GMC Truck Club > 6066 GMC Truck Club Forum > GMC V6 and V12 Engines


GMC V6 and V12 Engines Engine repair and rebuilding

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old July 29th, 2023, 09:35 PM
Sabesimpson Sabesimpson is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2022
Location: Camarillo, Ca
Truck: 1965
Age: 48
Posts: 17
Rep Power: 19
Sabesimpson is on a distinguished road
Default Found the root cause! Now cam keeper needed

Hi All! Hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday.
So I had a oil leak coming from the cam plug, when I removed it I found not only the plug not in strait but it was also too thick.. it was hitting the cam shaft and rubbing. Explains the “gold” in the oil. I think “they” slammed it home enough to push the cam forward and it broke the camshaft keeper. I saw the cracks down the middle and both bolt ears.

Any leads on a cam keeper for my 305e?

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old July 31st, 2023, 08:50 PM
Prowbar Prowbar is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2020
Location: Friesland, the Netherlands
Truck: 1965 GMC 1500, 478 V6, SM420
Posts: 394
Rep Power: 186
Prowbar is a jewel in the roughProwbar is a jewel in the roughProwbar is a jewel in the roughProwbar is a jewel in the roughProwbar is a jewel in the roughProwbar is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: Found the root cause! Now cam keeper needed

Ah. Yep, unfortunately, that plug can be pushed against the camshaft... Noticed that could happen when I assembled the 478. My Dad told me, that must have caused problems somewhere in the past...

As for a cam keeper/plate, hopefully, one of the forum members has a core engine that they are willing to part out. I would recommend posting a request in the Marketplace here on the forum.

Did you find out if the oil drain hole in the camshaft was plugged with junk?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cam Cover jastamjas GMC V6 and V12 Engines 5 May 17th, 2021 04:47 PM
Cam for 401M Michael S. Wilson GMC V6 and V12 Engines 18 June 4th, 2018 12:26 PM
I need a 305 cam Archiver Previous Forum Posts 6 August 30th, 2012 02:12 AM
[6066 GMC] Oil pan needed/ Distributor needed Archiver Previous Forum Posts 9 January 23rd, 2012 12:29 AM
custom cam Archiver Previous Forum Posts 0 January 8th, 2010 12:10 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd 671718630766|1717490859|0