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Old 12-11-2010, 08:36 AM   #1
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Tools for cam install

My cam package will be here in a few days and plan on installing myself. Other than the spring compressor, air valve hold tool and crank pulley remover are there any other tools I should need? Any tips or advice on the install? I was quoted $1000. for installation, is this the going price here in central FL? Thanks for feedback.
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:42 AM   #2
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5/16 dowel rods

8mm, 10mm, 13mm, and 15mm socket and wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, lock tite, torque wrench, ratchet,

the crank pulley bolt is a large size.... and if you are switching to an arp bolt for the balancer, it is a different size as well

edit: and a pry bar to get the A/C belt off
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:50 AM   #3
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24mm socket for crank bolt. to help in the removal of the crank bolt use a torch to heat up the bolt, and then a impact.
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:54 AM   #4
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Thanks for the advice. How long did it take for the install?
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:57 AM   #5
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I did my heads, cam, headers, exhaust in a day and a half....... like 8 or 9 hrs the first day and like 5 the 2nd

I was taking my sweet time though
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:51 AM   #6
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1/4" air ratchet saves tons of time on the rockers, coils, valve covers , intake etc..

hardest part really is holding the a/c condenser out of the way to slip the cam in.. and then the valve springs also... especially by yourself like I do, takes 4-5 hrs.. but I have done a few LS engines.. first time or so.. 8-10 hrs probably
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:35 AM   #7
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Appreciate all the input. Hopefully all will go well.
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:16 PM   #8
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just did my cam install and this spring tool worked great and only 35.00

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/LS1-L...Q5fAccessories
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Old 12-11-2010, 03:12 PM   #9
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My shop can install a cam in a camaro for half that much, We have been working on LS based vehicles since they were first introduced. $1000 is WAY to much to pay for labor.
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Old 12-11-2010, 03:21 PM   #10
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make shore you have a set of ac spring removal tool. for the fuel line. it took me 17 hr. i took my sweet azz time. the valve springs are the hardest even with the right tool. take your time you will be fine...
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