Replacing Camshaft while engine is in car who done it?

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  1. silversedan

    silversedan Well-Known Member

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    don[t forget you also have to remove the fuel pump!
     
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    • Moparfeind

      Moparfeind FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      Thanks guys if I do it now I know what I need to do.
       
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        beanhead Well-Known Member

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        The thing is, other than grill parts you need to get out of your way, all the other stuff has to be done even with the engine out. If pulling the engine, now you're unbolting exhaust, trans, etc...and doing the dirty deed of yanking and re-installing. It's a bit of a pain but I always left the engine in. Degreeing can be the tricky thing, a small wheel helps. Good luck whatever you decide to do!
         
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          That was what the fsm suggested. If someone wants to make extra work r&r the intake plus buying a new gasket that's their call.
           
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          Don Frelier FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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          The intake would be removed anyway for other slight modifications:
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          • Kern Dog

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            To install a 392 Hemi ?
             
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            71 RR, alot of space. Just pull the intake and radiator. Had som issues with the dowel pin on my cam and while i was doing that i swapped the piston the rings and hone the bore with the block in the car! Worked out fine

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              Shoot, man...That is a backyard rebuild, not a cam swap!
               
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              Runner71 Well-Known Member

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              Well, pretty much had it build on engine stand a couple weeks before that, got some issue's with smoke and so on and couldnt handle it and didnt wanna take it out again so. But it was a good thing i even fixed the heads and pressure tested the valveseats, anyway runs great now! So go for it wont take long!:)

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                Did it in a 69 Satellite years ago - radiator came out and then the cam did
                 
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                Used to do cam changes on Saturday mornings.
                 
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                  Read this article: http://www.moparts.org/Tech/Archive/bb/Lobe.html

                  I changed the cam in my Coronet multiple times and then did a street test and a dyno test on each cam. That was a lot of work.
                   
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