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Old 06-25-2014, 06:30 PM   #501
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:48 AM   #502
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Ok - dropped the pistons in last night. The Company23 ring compressor helped quite a bit. Took me a minute the figure it out, but the pistons slid right in np. I used ATF on the cylinder walls after wiping them down a couple of times with ATF -> rag. They were pretty much already clean since I really worked the cylinder walls while prepping the block.

My AVCS cam gears and intake camshafts come in the mail today. Hoping to get them installed this week?
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:26 AM   #503
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Hey guys,

Ran into a bit of a snag on the passenger side cams... The exhaust cam drops in without any issue, but the intake cam doesn't seem to want to do the same. I had to keep removing / re-installing and lightly wiggling to get it to sit down far enough in the cam journals, but it still doesn't seem to be enough. The driver's side was cake.

Anybody have this happen to them before? I thought the cam sat down into the journal far enough ( visually appeared to have been), but it's hard to spin the cam. With the sprocket installed + cam bolt, it still doesn't want to spin freely :-/
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:13 AM   #504
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Old 07-10-2014, 12:23 PM   #505
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Are your cam caps oriented correctly?
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:57 PM   #506
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Yes, without the cam caps on, the cam wont sit down in all the way. It was working before, oddly enough... I fiddled with it for 15 minutes and was like ok... this isn't working. It almost seems like the front edge and back edge of the first cam journal are getting hung up. Not really sure why.. Wasn't doing this before. Other side dropped in np.

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Old 07-11-2014, 09:25 PM   #507
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Yes, without the cam caps on, the cam wont sit down in all the way. It was working before, oddly enough... I fiddled with it for 15 minutes and was like ok... this isn't working. It almost seems like the front edge and back edge of the first cam journal are getting hung up. Not really sure why.. Wasn't doing this before. Other side dropped in np.
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Old 07-13-2014, 11:07 PM   #508
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Are your cam caps oriented correctly?
In the right order?
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Old 07-13-2014, 11:30 PM   #509
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In the right order?
This^^ They HAVE to go back in their reapective places where they were from from the factory, otherwise they will bind

But the Op said the cam doesnt even sit right without the caps
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Old 07-14-2014, 01:21 AM   #510
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[quote="2Fast4U1DAY;42245050"

But the Op said the cam doesnt even sit right without the caps[/QUOTE]

I see line boring your head's in the future. I had to do set awhile back.
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:22 AM   #511
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In the right order?
Cylinder head with number 933 has the 933 cams. E and I designating intake or exhaust. L-IN vs R-IN reflecting "RH" or "LH" on the bottom side of the cylinder head. I think that some dirt/contaminants got into the cylinder head from last build. It actually seems like the front and back lips of the cam that go into the very first cam gallery are getting hung up. I'm contemplating taking a brillo pad or something to the surfaces. It's something up front, since the cam wont drop down in on the front side.

Other side drops down in like a champ.
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:20 AM   #512
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... Well, I think i've figured out why the cams wont sit down into the journals. It isn't the cylinder head, it's the cam. I brought the cams under some good lighting, and it looks like they are damaged. It looks from a vice maybe; must have been an accident It's hard to tell 100% from the photos, but where the large crimp is in the edge behind the front journal mating surface, the other side it bowed upwards so it isn't perfectly flat edge, which is causing the binding.













I'm going to reach out to John tomorrow. I'm sure they'll make it right. :-/ Bad luck though...
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... Well, I think i've figured out why the cams wont sit down into the journals. It isn't the cylinder head, it's the cam. I brought the cams under some good lighting, and it looks like they are damaged. It looks from a vice maybe; must have been an accident It's hard to tell 100% from the photos, but where the large crimp is in the edge behind the front journal mating surface, the other side it bowed upwards so it isn't perfectly flat edge, which is causing the binding.


I'm going to reach out to John tomorrow. I'm sure they'll make it right. :-/ Bad luck though...
Ok - resolved the issue. Picked up a set of coarse/fine files. Hit the area with the coarser one for a couple of minutes and then switched over to the finer one. I used masking tape over the holes in the cam to prevent any metal shavings from entering the cam. Moving on! Just finished disassembling, deburring and packing the new 10mm oil pump with assembly lube. The previous oil control tray ( oil baffle ) had some signs of rust on it, so I ordered a killer B tray just to be safe. Should be here sometime next week.
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Muhahahah - the motor is finally going back in tomorrow! Ill be hopefully firing this bad boy over soon[/IMG]
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Way to go dude.
Thanks man !

I've got to say.... DAMN....

It tooks us like 3 hours to put the motor in. I think it was all centered around the positioning points of the chains. The top of the tranny -> engine gap was closing up fine, but the bottom just didn't want to come in for anything.

Also, the jack that I had under the transmission didn't want to go in perpendicular to the face of the tranny. So rather than 90* it was more like 77* lol.

What is everyone's pro way for getting the block and tranny to come right together? And what's the fastest that you guys can drop it in with such method ( be realistic lol )?



Bottom line... motor is in, and i'm STOKED! I'm waiting for my new coilpack connector to come in the mail from Outfront. I was surprised with how expensive those little connectors can be. The story behind needing one is that my cylinder 3 coilpack connector had crumbled, leaving no support structure for the pins lol. That is why my AFR chilled at like 10.5 at idle... Haha - good call Phatbotti! He called it via email
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Awesome! Fingers crossed for smooth sailing on fire up and driving her this time!!
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For the engine install the angle is everything. Helps to have a jack on the trans and motor while still attached to hoist to get everything to line up. Once your close put bolts in a tighten carefully making sure input shaft is lined up right.
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