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Old 04-02-2018, 11:12 PM   #1
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Pushrods for LS7 lifters?

So, I've decided to go with the "Texas Speed Dual Spring Cam Package"

This kit includes:
Stage 2 N/A cam: 229/244 .629/.615 112
3 bolt cam core
Texas Speed 7.400 Hardened chromoly pushrods
PAC .660 dual springs w/ one piece seat & seal
GM 3 bolt 4x upper sprocket

I'll still need to get a replacement timing chain, maybe stock or C5R.
Also necessary gaskets/bolts.
Is there anything I'm missing for this cam install? I plan to do it myself.


I'm thinking about replacing the stock lifters with LS7 lifters while I have it open.

My question is, will 7.400 pushrods still work with LS7 lifters? are they the same length as LS3 lifters?

Also, has anyone used this cam kit? Texas Speed is selling this kit for a very affordable price, just wondering if anyone has used any of their valvetrain components or cams?

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Old 04-02-2018, 11:51 PM   #2
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So, I've decided to go with the "Texas Speed Dual Spring Cam Package"

This kit includes:
Stage 2 N/A cam: 229/244 .629/.615 112
3 bolt cam core
Texas Speed 7.400 Hardened chromoly pushrods
PAC .660 dual springs w/ one piece seat & seal
GM 3 bolt 4x upper sprocket

I'll still need to get a replacement timing chain, maybe stock or C5R.
Also necessary gaskets/bolts.
Is there anything I'm missing for this cam install? I plan to do it myself.


I'm thinking about replacing the stock lifters with LS7 lifters while I have it open.

My question is, will 7.400 pushrods still work with LS7 lifters? are they the same length as LS3 lifters?

Also, has anyone used this cam kit? Texas Speed is selling this kit for a very affordable price, just wondering if anyone has used any of their valvetrain components or cams?

Thanks.
If you get the package from TSP, they should give you the correct push rods. On my VVT upgrade from GPI, I got everything needed (gaskets, cam, etc.) and, LS7 lifters. My push rods were 7.425 as I had my heads milled .020. GPI matched everything up for me, went without a hitch...

Robertway’s cam install guide is the best out there...

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=125123

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Old 04-03-2018, 12:29 AM   #3
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The LS3 lifters are the same as LS7 lifters.
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Old 04-03-2018, 05:20 AM   #4
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Oil pump! And I’m also gunna get them to install the chc (I think that’s the acronym) bushing kit for the rockers when they port my heads and install the springs.
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:58 AM   #5
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LS3 lifters = LS7 lifters
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Old 04-03-2018, 08:40 AM   #6
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lol...keep researchin bro...you CAN NOT change the lifters WITHOUT taking the heads off...

your gettin there but your q's continue to show that your are not takin the time to figure some of this out yourself.

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Old 04-03-2018, 09:25 AM   #7
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Imo.. go with at least a stage 3 cam. Don't waste your time and money with 1 or 2...
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Old 04-03-2018, 12:47 PM   #8
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Man, not to be mean, but I think you need to pay someone to do your swap.
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Old 04-03-2018, 02:11 PM   #9
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LS3 lifters = LS7 lifters
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Old 04-03-2018, 02:12 PM   #10
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The LS3 lifters are the same as LS7 lifters.
thank you
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Old 04-03-2018, 02:17 PM   #11
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lol...keep researchin bro...you CAN NOT change the lifters WITHOUT taking the heads off...

your gettin there but your q's continue to show that your are not takin the time to figure some of this out yourself.

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Old 04-03-2018, 02:20 PM   #12
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Man, not to be mean, but I think you need to pay someone to do your swap.
thanks, but im doing this myself. there's a wealth of information on this forum, im learning more everyday, im sure the more experienced guys are as well.

theres a complete write up on this swap, what makes you think im not capable?
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Old 04-03-2018, 08:38 PM   #13
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I would look into doing the trunion upgrade to the rockers as well.
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Old 04-03-2018, 09:20 PM   #14
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Head bolts, head gasket, valve cover gasket, trunnion upgrade, balancer bolt, oil pump, and that’s just a few off the top of my head. Take your time and have fun. It’s definitely worth it.
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