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Old 01-23-2007, 09:38 PM
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HOW TO install a cam ?

does anybody know where i can get the best instructions to do a cam swap...i have mine sitting in the garage and i cant wait to swap it...i can pay but since i have nottin to do i want to see if i can do it and learn...
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Hope I can post this. If not please delete. Great place to start.

http://ls1howto.com/index.php?article=23
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This helped me out when I did mine. People had qouted me anywhere from 650 to 800 bucks... NO WAY! I bought two primary tools to do this, the rest I had. If you are mechanically inclined, YOU CAN DO IT.
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1. Remove the rockers and pushrods.
2. Spin the old cam over several times. This gets the lifters in the up position.
3. Now insert the two 5/16" rods.
4. Now you can remove the old cam and insert the new cam.
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Thunder Racing: JPR LS1 Cam Installation Tool $84.99

Tims Cylinder Air Fill as well as the Spring Tool - Shipped $50
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http://forums.corvetteforum.com/show...stallation+cam

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showth...&page=14&pp=20
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thanks ill see if i can do this
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Keep us posted man. I am thinking about doing it myself as well. The quotes I am getting are reasonable but I like a challenge and the pride of working on my own vehicle.
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Thunder Racing: JPR LS1 Cam Installation Tool $84.99

Tims Cylinder Air Fill as well as the Spring Tool - Shipped $50
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Tim's Spring compressor too set is very simple, and very nice. It might not cost too much to make your own, but I decided to just save my time and buy his instead. Worth every penny of the $50.

As far as the JPR tools go, they are nice, but unneccessary. All you need is a couple of pieces of wooden or metal dowel 22" long. Trust me on this one, it's better to spend $5 on this than $85. I've done it 4 times now, no problems.
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When I bought my Comp Can cam with instructions and as well as the new springs>need to run a half hour after install at 2500 rpm to seat it
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When I bought my Comp Can cam with instructions and as well as the new springs>need to run a half hour after install at 2500 rpm to seat it
I have installed several comp cams and NEVER done this. I have never had a problem either. I usually let them idle for 20+ minutes while I burp the coolant system and put tools away.
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what happens when a lifter falls in .... like russian roulette ..
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