Measured the journals after work today, and they are dang close no more than 1 thou difference:
New Cam | Old Cam
#1 1.998 1.997
#2 1.981 1.981
#3 1.966 1.966
#4 1.950 1.951
#5 1.747 1.748
The old bearings didn't look too bad, at least as far as wear goes. The #1 bearing had some chunks of Babbitt missing at the very front edge and #4 had some light scratches from some debris but none were wiped out.
The engine is out of a 68 New Yorker, but I got it as a "package deal" when I bought my Satellite. I believe it came from a junk yard prior to that. So I don't know how it ran. No signs of a blown head gasket or any cracks, it did have one very slightly bent push rod, and was was seized due to rust in the #2 cyl though. It took .006 to true up the deck surface, and the line hone barely touched the mains, so I'm thinking its all pretty straight as far as warpage. Cam lobes are all there and intact, there is some weirdness to the lobes though, almost looks like small cracks, or some kind of erosion of the metal.
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I think next time around I'll want to tackle installing bearings myself, what cam bearing tool would you recommend? I seem to only find the "universal" types for sale.