Lets see if I can help answer some.
Originally Posted by heartarchy
Is the Vin C an odd or even-fire, I am assuming even, and have the cam specs changed in a way that will not let me use either one the cams listed or the newer Series 1, 2 0r 3 style cams from Intense or Zzperformance?
I've heard the older 3800'* are very poorly oiled but I'm not sure how far back this problem ended, or at least was somewhat resolved.
Are timing sets from older/newer engines an option?
The odd-fire cam you speak of is not compatible. Nor can you use the cam from a Series 2 or 3. Series 1 cams...yes, you can use them, if you can find them. Though, you would be better off with a rocker package me thinks.
Oiling...No, no issues that I am aware of. Though you can boost your oil pressure with an Intense oil pressure kit, and can cool it down with a Series 1 L67 oil filter adapter (it uses an oil cooler, and the lines come from and go to that adapter).
Timing - Again, very little can be used from a Series 2 in your build. Timing sets will not interchange. Wren might know of a stout timing set, but new, stock components will serve you well.
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