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Old 09-23-2011, 02:17 PM   #1
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Cam install

In my past i worked on carbed motors, and i am doing a cam install in my 2010 ls3. How do i know that the cam is not upside down, oon the old motors it didnt matter because if it was just flip the spark 180. What do i do to make sure i am not 180 off now
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Old 09-23-2011, 02:25 PM   #2
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There are dots just like the old SBC. But do yourself a favor and go to the DIY section and print out Robertway's cam install. That's how I did mine and it was great.
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Old 09-23-2011, 02:34 PM   #3
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I figured out that the computer can read where the cam is, as long as the dots are good.
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:10 PM   #4
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That question alone means don't mess with it. Take it to a pro.
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:53 PM   #5
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That question alone means don't mess with it. Take it to a pro.
That's not true. It just means he's doing some research before starting his project. Most of the things I do, I learn as I go.
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:41 PM   #6
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That's not true. It just means he's doing some research before starting his project. Most of the things I do, I learn as I go.

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Old 09-24-2011, 04:50 AM   #7
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That question alone means don't mess with it. Take it to a pro.
Cam installs are NOT difficult
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:34 AM   #8
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The cam sensor pics up the timing. Just align the chain dot-to-dot. This stuff cab be easier than the old school stuff mechanically.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:25 AM   #9
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I'd just let a shop do it anyway because you'll need a tune right away.
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I'd just let a shop do it anyway because you'll need a tune right away.
No, you wont.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:32 AM   #11
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No, you wont.
If I drop in a Cam I won't need a Tune???
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Of course you need a tune. But it's plenty fine to do it and then drive the car to get one.
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Of course you need a tune. But it's plenty fine to do it and then drive the car to get one.
Thats what I did. The car ran fine to the tuner, just wanted to stall at lights and I took it easy.
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That question alone means don't mess with it. Take it to a pro.
The question is absolutely legit. If someone can completely rebuild a Ford engine with 4 ovhd cams and never did it on a pushrod engine I would assume that person is perfectly qualified. You don't know the circumstances.

Extreme example but you get the point.

I have done every mod on my car from coilovers and bushings, sway bars, headers exhaust intake all the way to installing the supercharger and everything else. Only thing I didn't do was the cam becaue I just didn't have time. And I'm no mechanic. It's really not that hard if you can follow instructions and have common sense and pay attention to detail. The OP obviously has experience. Even the Pros have to read the instructions sometimes.

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There are dots just like the old SBC. But do yourself a favor and go to the DIY section and print out Robertway's cam install. That's how I did mine and it was great.


Best write up I've ever seen on a forum.

Those F***ing BBQ Grills, wieght benches, home gyms, childs toys, all that shit that has to be assembled with the insturctions written by a freaking 3rd grader should all hire Robertway.....
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