How to degree a cam
If its your first cam install you could probably get away with installing the cam sraight up, AKA just line up the two dots when you install the timing chain. I always pre soak the lifters in oil for about an hour. When you install the rockers i DO NOT recommend twisting the push rod between your fingers untill you feel it drag then an addition 1/2 turn as some books say. Ive seen people bottom out hyd. lifters and hang valves open because they mis-judge "drag". I always adjust for zero lash and then 1/2 turn. Use a break in oil if youre installing a flat tappet cam. and use plenty of assembly lube.
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Last edited by J-Rod; 20th-February-2013 at 11:15 PM.