Hey all, I have a few questions. I had gotten a motor 350 bored 30 over that was supposed to have been rebuilt. When I got the engine home, I pulled the head to check the cylinder walls and confimed a fresh bore. pulled a main bearing as well and those were new also. I buttoned it back up and put it in the car. I eventually got it put back together and started. It seem to run fine. I changed the carb (carter) to what was original (a qudrajet). The linkage on the carb was screwed up and it stuck WOT and an over-rev happend :angry:. Never ran right since. It would start and run but was backfiring out the exhaust. Found out the lifters collapsed on cyl 3, 5, and 7 and cupped them pretty bad but the rest look OK so I'm fairly certain it chewed the cam. Here is my question. If I put a new cam, lifters, and pushrods, inspected the timing set and replaced that also if needed, oil, filter, etc. and flushed the engine really good would this be a viable path? I mean, I could pull the engine and check it all, but if the lower end was OK...why pull it. Oil psi was good and I verified after the over-rev that it was still oiling since I tried to adjust the valves while it was running. My thought is if I put $160 to $200 in a cam kit and it runs fine, why bother pulling the whole engine. If something is wrong with the bottom end I'd end up pulling it anyway and I'd only be out that amnt as opposed to pulling it and going thru the whole thing. Is this just a bandaid or would this be a reasonable approach to take? Some feedback would be great cuz I'm torn on which direction to go. What do you all think?