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Old 08-22-2008, 12:53 AM   #1
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Default Hot Rod Cam Installation Guide

Got a few requests for a write up, so
here it is.


Warning: Make sure the cams you are installing are free of any
debris. Take steps to insure there are no metal shavings or
particles left over from the manufacturing process,
still left on the cams themselves or inside the oil passages




The actual procedure (Hammer's write up):
http://home.comcast.net/~cookpaging/...otrodcams.html



Or if you prefer, you can use FRPP's newly released Hot Rod Cam installation manual:
http://home.comcast.net/~cookpaging/...CamInstall.pdf



Here is a Ford tech video, of a cam change:
mms://multimedia.ford.com/seopts/Tech17_250k.wmv



What's needed, part numbers included:
http://home.comcast.net/~cookpaging/...tallNotes.html



Tips on using the valve spring compressor:
http://home.comcast.net/~cookpaging/...ompressor.html



For those of you doing other types of cams and are changing the
springs, here is the Ford Service Manual procedure for that:

http://home.comcast.net/~cookpaging/...lveSprings.pdf



Installing Comp phaser limiters? Here are their instructions:
http://home.comcast.net/~cookpaging/...seLimiters.pdf



Installing Livernois phaser lockouts? Here are their instructions:
http://www.livernoismotorsports.com/...structions.pdf





I know a number of people are probably wondering if they
can do this at home, i say yes you can, if you prepare sufficiently.
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Old 08-22-2008, 02:40 AM   #2
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This is so good and detailed that I made it a sticky!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:33 AM   #3
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Great instructions! I'm going to give this a shot in a few months. The only thing I can't figure out is what if you swapped crank pullies? I don't remember timing mark on the pulley.

Note: You need to position the crank pulley before removing the cam
followers. This orientates the cams, so that the 3 cam followers
on each side, have the least amount of spring pressure on them
.
I marked the crank pulley, so I can easily see the damper spoke
and the timing mark locations. The line in the 1 o'clock position
is the timing mark.
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:44 AM   #4
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thanks mygt500, i never expected it to
become a sticky, this is a great honor.

leaf, the timing mark isn't that important....when
you take off your RH side cam cover, you can
position the cam lobes as shown in the guide,
thus determining the initial 12 o'clock position (this
would be where the stock damper spoke would be).

the more you look at the lobes and the cam followers,
the more you will see what is happening and
why the crank and cam is set where it is
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congrats on the sticky!
you may have to start the sticky crew. lol.
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:47 PM   #6
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Hammer all i can say is your the man, thanks for taking the time to do this. i cant wait for a dynoe pull and sound
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:58 PM   #7
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thank you one, and you are welcome mustanghobby

i've learned so much from this forum and it's nice
to be able to give back

i hope at least one person will find it useful
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Hammeron you are the man! You not only got these put in first on a whipple mustang but you also did a great write up as well. Good job man! God please could you get this man a video camera so he could bless us with the sound of this new mod
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Nice work on the cam install and great write up. That doesn't look that hard. I like how you can remove the cams without removing the sprockets or timing chains.
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thanks! hopefully we will see a large number
of stangs getting cammed now



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thanks moose

it's not hard, but good preparation is key.

as the boost guru knows, i had time to practice
removing and replacing the cam followers while
i was waiting for the cams to arrive




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Nice work on the cam install and great write up. That doesn't look that hard. I like how you can remove the cams without removing the sprockets or timing chains.
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Hamm great write up!
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thanks mygt500, i never expected it to
become a sticky, this is a great honor.

leaf, the timing mark isn't that important....when
you take off your RH side cam cover, you can
position the cam lobes as shown in the guide,
thus determining the initial 12 o'clock position (this
would be where the stock damper spoke would be).

the more you look at the lobes and the cam followers,
the more you will see what is happening and
why the crank and cam is set where it is
Great thanks for the info that's what I was thinking just wanted to be sure.
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Default Big money for the tools...

Where can you get the tools for less than Ford charges?

I can do my own cam replacment, but, the tools are pricey.
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call tousley ford for the special tools,
or go to the SPX Motorcraft website

other than these sources i can't help ya
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Nice job hammy. I haven't done cams on anything but a 5.0, but I can't wait to tackle this job. Here's a big pat on the back from a fellow DIYer.
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thanks niner. i think this is a great bolt
on project that can be done by anyone,
if they are methodical in their shop
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awsome job!
now if i can convince brenspeed to support a tune for these cams ill be all over it!
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thank you hirevn

i think we may start to see, more tuners offering
tunes for these......specially as the demand
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