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Old 10-13-2012, 09:06 PM   #113
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Do you think it was a bad idea to do it again?

I did a lot of research and posted lots of questions but I never heard anything about the pulley failing a chain.
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:09 PM   #114
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Do you think it was a bad idea to do it again?
honestly depends on the person. I personally would never cam another car again. i have been cammed for about 2 years, at first i loved it. but the extra care you have to give the engine is at times annoying. i had a spring failure on mine. i had to also do a leak down test etc... nothing else was broke.

So far the car is a money pit, and i will need to upgrade and replace things as the engine ages more so than a stock engine. and i read about things that happen to other cam owners, its not fun at times lol
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:11 PM   #115
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Maybe I didn't do enough research? What extra care do I have to give it?
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:13 PM   #116
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Do you think it was a bad idea to do it again?

I did a lot of research and posted lots of questions but I never heard anything about the pulley failing a chain.
MAX, Glad to hear the car is on the mend...

Is it a bad idea to cam it again... Heck No... There are aftermarket chains out there, like the Katech I think you mentioned you are using this time around, that are much better quality than the factory chains...

I really do understand the empty garage syndrome... Hopefully mine will be home from the latest round of mods and getting her ready for the Texas Mile...

Your responses and attitude in here indicate to me you are first class... Good luck and let us know your impressions of the new version...
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:15 PM   #117
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MAX, Glad to hear the car is on the mend...

Is it a bad idea to cam it again... Heck No... There are aftermarket chains out there, like the Katech I think you mentioned you are using this time around, that are much better quality than the factory chains...

I really do understand the empty garage syndrome... Hopefully mine will be home from the latest round of mods and getting her ready for the Texas Mile...

Your responses and attitude in here indicate to me you are first class... Good luck and let us know your impressions of the new version...

Thanks SSE.


I hope I am not the first person that it happens twice too~
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:18 PM   #118
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Maybe I didn't do enough research? What extra care do I have to give it?
If the car is modded by a competent shop, and you don't go overboard with power like some of us goofballs, then the only additional care is what most of the Camaro owners on this site perform... keep the oil clean, check the fluids regularly... as opposed to those that put gas in it, never change or even check the oil and fluid levels and drive it until it quits and then wonder what happened...

A moderately cammed car with intake and exhaust upgrades should last you many many miles and years with no more trouble than a stock vehicle...
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Maybe I didn't do enough research? What extra care do I have to give it?
well for one, you have to replace springs. but nobody can give you a real time when you change them. Its about how you drive. Its a guessing game with springs, you have to check pressure of them like every year or so. to be safe.

also you must let your car warm up, more so than a stock engine. as the heavy duty springs do not like to be cold. that is why mine broke.

Think about if you had these problem away from home. i am like you, i cannot do my own work. if i had a problem and was not close to home/shop. i would have to have it towed all the way to shop. so thats annoying at times when wanting to take my car on trips. its not like you can just go to a local chevy dealership and have her all ready next day what ever town you are in.

pretty much you cam a car. you pray nothing happens. which is not how roll. personally. but of course the failure rates are somewhat low overall.

again this my view point
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:26 PM   #120
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Ok Mike that makes sense. I never gave warm up much of a thought but I will let it sit longer. I also never knew about checking spring pressure. I will add that. I wish there was a sticky of yearly inspections for cammed cars for those who have little knowledge. Maybe someone can make one explaining all the extra's of caring for cammed cars? Like I have said many times, I don;t beat on the car, never race it, smoke the tires or red line. Sometimes just for fun I will wind out 1 thru 4 but shift around 5,000ish rpms. Maybe I will lower my shift point to 4,000?


SSE I used a name brand shop and have no issues witht he shop at all. They did a good job on the initial install and have really helped me out on the rebuild.

I did the JRE cam package which included

JRE Custom Ground 3 Bolt Camshaft
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:30 PM   #121
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You're in good hands then... Ted is top notch... I believe you were just a bitten victim of a chain...

Talk to Ted about any additional items of care he recommends. He will steer you in the right direction....
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:32 PM   #122
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You're in good hands then... Ted is top notch... I believe you were just a bitten victim of a chain...

Talk to Ted about any additional items of care he recommends. He will steer you in the right direction....

That's good to hear.
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:34 PM   #123
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You're in good hands then... Ted is top notch... I believe you were just a bitten victim of a chain...

Talk to Ted about any additional items of care he recommends. He will steer you in the right direction....
keeping in mind my "extra" care from ted, who is also my cam suppler.
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:40 PM   #124
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:44 PM   #125
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Nice! I love that spoiler
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:50 PM   #126
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happens to the best of us. sse

but yes maxspeed if you do have more questions ask TED.
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