Uncle Tony - Camshaft QC Issues! Great clip

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Out of curiosity.....who is "Uncle Tony", what's his claim to fame and who is he "related" to? Looks like there is direct competition between "Uncle Tony's Garage" and "Nick's Garage" as to which person will go to greatest extent possible to express the obvious for the longest time possible. Just my opinion......L.I.O.N.......
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Who’s to say at this point where those metal filings came from?

Could have been in the cam....... or could have been in the oil galley in the block and was pumped into the cam.

The lesson would be the same though.

Thoroughly inspect and clean everything before putting it into service.
 

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Uncle Tony is a was a writer for I think Hot rod magazine and drag guy from way back. Been in the car world for most of his life. Some things he does are spot on some things he does makes people cringe., But for the most part a smart guy and a Mopar guy on top of that. He built a junkyard 318 they sent it to Nicks Garage to be dyno tested and it failed. Now with that said they built it out of spare parts and a scrap heap block. So it didn't get the cleaning it needed. But Nick found all of the issues of the 318 and that's about all I know of the Nick and Tony saga.
I do not think they are rivals I think they collaborated for this engine build.
 

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I believe Tony is pointing out the obvious we(me) tend to forget the obvious when it counts... like brushing our teeth
 

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He makes it sound like it was a new never run camshaft. The way I understand it was pulled from the motor in the back round they were tearing down. So if true who knows were or how the crap got in there. He also makes no mention of why the motor was being torn down.
 

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Uncle Tony is a was a writer for I think Hot rod magazine and drag guy from way back. Been in the car world for most of his life. Some things he does are spot on some things he does makes people cringe., But for the most part a smart guy and a Mopar guy on top of that. He built a junkyard 318 they sent it to Nicks Garage to be dyno tested and it failed. Now with that said they built it out of spare parts and a scrap heap block. So it didn't get the cleaning it needed. But Nick found all of the issues of the 318 and that's about all I know of the Nick and Tony saga.
I do not think they are rivals I think they collaborated for this engine build.[/QUOTE

I appreciate your candor.....but......The aforementioned "qualifications" noted, IMO, are meaningless. If he was a writer for Hot Rod magazine, what is he doing now? Been in the "car world most of his life" doing what?....detailing, changing oil, working for Wal-Mart or Midas Muffler?? Does he own/operate a machine shop - engine building establishment? If so, what's the address.....so I'll not use his "services". If one were to look up the definition of a "shade tree mechanic", you'll see his picture.....which sort of resembles ALFRED E. NEWMAN, of MAD MAGAZINE FAME (What...Me Worry?)..... L.I.O.N......
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Out of curiosity.....who is "Uncle Tony", what's his claim to fame and who is he "related" to? Looks like there is direct competition between "Uncle Tony's Garage" and "Nick's Garage" as to which person will go to greatest extent possible to express the obvious for the longest time possible. Just my opinion......L.I.O.N.......
BOB RENTON
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I wish it was uncle Al's garage.
He summarized the show in 4 seconds.
Thanks Al!
 

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Tony has been around for many-a-year.Yes he used to write for several magazines over the years.
He is the kinda guy as a you tuber you can agree with,, or not. I enjoy some of his stuff,others I just pass by if it rambles too long and I get bored. I do like the "use what you got, old school low buck vibe. "
 

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Ive known Tony for years. Great guy. He actually helped me build the motor for my ‘cuda. Haven’t heard from him in a while but He’s a Mopar ninja and can find a way to get anything running on the cheap or expensive if that’s your thing.
 

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I beleive he used to hang out on FABO and FBBO and sold parts @whitepunknitro was his handle
 

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He built a junkyard 318 they sent it to Nicks Garage to be dyno tested and it failed. Now with that said they built it out of spare parts and a scrap heap block. So it didn't get the cleaning it needed.

That was a live stream joint effort build for another YouTuber. When Nick received the engine he stopped the dyno session when oil psi was low. Weeks later the engine owner tore it down and found that he had installed standard main bearings on a .020 under crank. Too many chefs in the kitchen in my opinion.
 

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That was a live stream joint effort build for another YouTuber. When Nick received the engine he stopped the dyno session when oil psi was low. Weeks later the engine owner tore it down and found that he had installed standard main bearings on a .020 under crank. Too many chefs in the kitchen in my opinion.
I do remember Nick taking some of it apart and finding lots of dirt and grime...
 
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