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Old 12-31-2009, 10:29am   #21
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Looks like Ed and Shawn will pick the car up the weekend of the 9th and 10th according to Ed.
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The cruiser will spend another winter down at the beach.
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:33pm   #23
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The cruiser will spend another winter down at the beach.
I'll wave to it as we're flying into San Juan...
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I'll wave to it as we're flying into San Juan...
Now, let's talk about that stow away thing I mentioned.......
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I'll wave to it as we're flying into San Juan...
You live a rough life......
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:17am   #26
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Are you still in sunny/warm Florida?

PM'd with Shawn yesterday so he can order up the pistons. We're starting to move on this.
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PM'd with Shawn yesterday so he can order up the pistons. We're starting to move on this.
Well, hurry up and get the cruiser picked up, and built. I could use a trip to Virginia Beach to go get it.
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Are you still in sunny/warm Florida?

PM'd with Shawn yesterday so he can order up the pistons. We're starting to move on this.
Just got home. Stopped on the way last night. The ride from Orlando to SC/NC border was ridiculous. Bumper to bumper for hours.
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I heard from Shawn yesterday. They should be up between 10-11:00am on Sunday if anyone wants to stop by to meet them or say hello.

Coffee and donuts will be served.
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Coffee and donuts will be served.
I shoulda been a cop. I'll show up anywhere for a donut!
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Donuts!
Your making me hungry!
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The wifes birthday is Sunday. Otherwise, I'd be down for the coffee.
Too bad they aren't picking it up on Saturday.
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Hmmmm ... wheels turning.
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Just got off the phone with Ed. He thinks the pistons came in and is going to get Shawn to post some pics.
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:45pm   #36
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I decided while we're doing this to install an Edelbrock 2 piece timing cover. It allows cam changes without dropping the steering rack and greatly simplifies the process. A friend of mine on the west coast ended up with 2 of them so he made me a great deal on one. I just got it today. It's brand new in the box. With the 4.125 bore I can run any heads if I choose - including LS7 heads. I may just want to run a different cam with the L92's on the 427 - who knows.

I'll try to get some pics up in the morning.
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Helped a friend earlier this year with a h/c job. He bought a QTP 2pc timing cover, and although it was a really nice machined billet piece, I still cannot see doing a cam swap with just the top half of the cover off.







As you can see, it's impossible to see the crank sprocket (dot) with the lower half of the cover in place.

I guess you could match-mark the chain to the cam sprocket prior to removal, and somehow prop up the chain to insure it never leaves the crank sprocket during the swap...but that still seems awfully risky to me. Just verifying dot-to-dot is a procedure that should be double/triple checked...I can't imagine doing it blind with no means of verification.

And speaking of verification, degreeing the new cam becomes another challenge with the balancer already in place.


Neat idea, but in practice I don't see a 2pc timing cover greatly simplifying the process at all.


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Helped a friend earlier this year with a h/c job. He bought a QTP 2pc timing cover, and although it was a really nice machined billet piece, I still cannot see doing a cam swap with just the top half of the cover off.







As you can see, it's impossible to see the crank sprocket (dot) with the lower half of the cover in place.

I guess you could match-mark the chain to the cam sprocket prior to removal, and somehow prop up the chain to insure it never leaves the crank sprocket during the swap...but that still seems awfully risky to me. Just verifying dot-to-dot is a procedure that should be double/triple checked...I can't imagine doing it blind with no means of verification.

And speaking of verification, degreeing the new cam becomes another challenge with the balancer already in place.


Neat idea, but in practice I don't see a 2pc timing cover greatly simplifying the process at all.


Mark the cam gear 180 degrees from the dot so you can keep track of the dot. Use a straight edge through the center of the cam. After that, a degree wheel will get you spot on. We'll be using a Cloyes adjustable gear set on the build.

Thanks for the pics.
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You make it sound so easy. (btw, the above pictured is a Cloyes hexajust set with IRL chain).


Now, if I may ask, what do you fasten the degree wheel to?
Remember, the balancer will still be there, bolted up tight.

Normally, I could see the possibility of making some sort of spacer setup to locate the degree wheel outboard of the balancer, but that would still require removing the bolt, which isn't possible with the rack in place.
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You make it sound so easy. (btw, the above pictured is a Cloyes hexajust set with IRL chain).


Now, if I may ask, what do you fasten the degree wheel to?
Remember, the balancer will still be there, bolted up tight.

Normally, I could see the possibility of making some sort of spacer setup to locate the degree wheel outboard of the balancer, but that would still require removing the bolt, which isn't possible with the rack in place.
Cut out the center of the degree wheel and two-sided tape it to the balancer. I haven't done it before but it seems doable.
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