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Old 02-08-2011, 07:20 PM   #1  
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hey guys, there is any way to install cams with out taking the timing chain cover of?
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:42 AM   #2  
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yes. you can buy the afm chain retention tool but i would recommend that you just take it off. it is a little more work but you can adjust the timing while you have it off.. here is a link for the tool in question if you want to got that route.

http://www.andersonfordmotorsport.co...emart&Itemid=1
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:48 AM   #3  
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+1 i recommend taking it off. You have a lot more room to work and it saves some stress, and if the timing chain came off of that banana clip you will have to take the timing chain cover off anyways. Use it as a chance to check and make sure everything looks good, check the chain and the banana clips and see what type of shape they are in.
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Like mentioned above it can be done, but i personally wouldn't do it this way.
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Like mentioned above it can be done, but i personally wouldn't do it this way.
dude by the description of your car in your signature,I think I know you but I cant remember your name,you are that dude that I meet few years back up in ublydragway,you must remember me .....?
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by the way I will tray to change the cams with out taking the front cover of,what do I have to loose...?
thanks for the link dude,I hope that tool is gonna work.
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Haha i just clicked on your You Tube vids, and i do remember you. Yeah, we hung out at Ubly a few years back. My name is Rod btw.

You have a 302 stroker setup right? You looking to change things around now?
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Ive done a couple cam swaps on my car, and Ive done it both ways...the way without removing the timing cover is way faster, but man was I paranoid...IMO its worth the extra time to be able to see 100% whats going on in the timing area...
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Haha i just clicked on your You Tube vids, and i do remember you. Yeah, we hung out at Ubly a few years back. My name is Rod btw.

You have a 302 stroker setup right? You looking to change things around now?
that's right Rod, good to see you around dude,I ha vent touch my car in past 3 years at all,I want to get it out this summer to have a little fun with it,I was thinking to put different cams just for fun......I hope to see you at the track some time again.......
and yes I have a VT 302 stroker.
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Ive done a couple cam swaps on my car, and Ive done it both ways...the way without removing the timing cover is way faster, but man was I paranoid...IMO its worth the extra time to be able to see 100% whats going on in the timing area...
Ill give it a tray,I will have one of my friends to help out hold the chain tool and the sprocket when I change the cams,I hope everything gonna go smooth,if it workout good I will install a set of 262camp cams on my DD 2007 grand marquis to,I really looking forward that....
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