1973 Chevy Nova CAM Shaft Repair

Tiny
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  • 1973 CHEVROLET NOVA
Engine Mechanical problem
1973 Chevy Nova V8 Automatic 173000 miles

I'm looking at a car on craigs list right now and the only problem with the car seems to be a broken cam shaft. I was wondering since im not a major engine guy, how much would this cost to repair?
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Tuesday, July 29th, 2008 AT 9:43 PM

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Tiny
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Camshafts for the small blocks are available anywhere and are pretty cheap.
Having said that, the broken cam could have caused damage to the cam bearings, lifters/lifter bores, block, valves and a whole lot of other stuff.

I would not buy it unless the engine could be inspected by a mechanic or you have the resources to replace the longblock if necessary.
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Sunday, August 3rd, 2008 AT 8:49 AM

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