Seating rings vs cam break-in?
This is going to be an issue several times this year.
Cam break-in, hold at 2K RPM for X minutes.
Ring break-in, vary speed and load.
How is this working out in the real world?
I've just had to tear down my 350 due to VERY poor ring seal-cylinder leakage in the "Good-wrench" replacement engine.
Hone, new rings and bearings, Performer cam and intake.
Engine will be run and adjusted on the test stand before going back into the truck, which is a PITA to work on so far as reaching anything.
Once back in the truck I can do the normal varied load to seat the rings if the cam break-in is not going to glaze them?
Then I have my hot-rod 327, Buick 225, and Spitfire 1500 to do next.
At these gas prices I want it 100+ octane, leaded, and my windshield washed!