Been a while since I updated the thread.
Still no cam. Made several once a month calls to Cam Research, each time it's "15 days for cores to arrive", which is the same story since Oct 1. There are literally no roller cores to be found anywhere for a Cleveland. My machinist won't start assembling the short block until he has the cam in hand. so, after a bunch of searching, I managed to find a Howard's hydraulic roller cam in stock. No lifters to be found, so I placed some of their Max Effort linkbar rollers on backorder - which are supposed to arrive early Feb. At least the cam is on the way and the engine can start going back together. This cam is 233°/241° with .594/.611 lift on 112° LSA. Not really what I wanted, but at this point, I'll take whatever I can get. I had to get the spring and retainer package as my current setup is for a flat tappet cam. The engine previously posted 415hp on the dyno with a failing cam and lean carb, I'm fairly certain we'll be well over 450 this time around. I'll leave the CR cam and lifter package on order, and if it shows up as promised I'll shelve it for another project or sell it to a needy soul.