This is probably one of the easier jobs to accomplish as there isn’t really anything to go wrong. I finally bought a new camshaft for my MGB GT after realizing that putting this much effort into doing a rebuild it would be stupid not to.

Fancy new MGB camshaft
Crappy photo of a fancy new MGB camshaft

The original camshaft from this 18V block was well worn and likely has over 100,000 miles on it. I think this is ready for the recycling bin or to be made into a tacky lamp.

Worn MGB 18V camshaft
Worn MGB 18V camshaft

The camshaft I pulled from the 1967 18GB engine is about 37,000 miles old but has a small amount of damage caused when the rod bearing self destructed. From the look of things this destruction and rubbing might have started happening thousands of miles ago. Have I mentioned before that whoever rebuilt the engine at 98,000 miles did a really bad job? I expect this camshaft is still usable and I may put it in the second engine but for now it’s going nowhere.

Damaged MGB 18GB camshaft
Damaged MGB 18GB camshaft

I put lots of assembly lube on the new MGB camshaft and just slid it in. Care was taken not to scratch the camshaft bearings but overall everything went smoothly.

New MGB camshaft from the front
New MGB camshaft from the front

There’s lots of assembly lube to keep the new camshaft happy during the break in process. Another job done.

Lots of assembly lube on the camshaft
Lots of assembly lube on the camshaft

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