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  1. Durandal25

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    Team,

    Anyone have a cam degree kit they want to part with? Or recommend one?
     
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    I recommend getting the parts you want by making your own kit.
    Larger degree wheels are easier to read, but the small ones can be used with the engine in the car. The center hole needs to be the large one for a Mopar.
    1" dial indicator, dosen't need to be an expensive one, even a Harbor Freight one will work. The important part is having a way to keep it in a fixed place.
    Depending on if you are measuring with the heads on or off may determine how you set-up the indicator to measure the lifter movement.
    Same with piston stops. With the heads on, you need a stop that screws in through the spark plug hole, heads off you can use a bar across the bore that has a stop to keep the piston from reaching TDC, or you can use a dial indicator bridge.
    Parts that make degreeing the cam easier are a crank turning socket that also holds the degree wheel (Check Powerhouse products.) They also sell a dial indicator holder that fits into the lifter hole. It works good, but the loop on the back of the dial indicator will need to be removed for clearance.
     

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      451Mopar,

      Thanks for the advice sir! I have a short block so far, and thus probably the easier solution indeed. I'll take your feedback and review the kits to make sure I can get one that is component correct.
       
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