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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-16-04, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Does anybody have a spare cam I can borrow so I can check for piston to valve clearance?
Yes I know I am a dick head for not checking it before I sold my old cam, but
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-16-04, 06:10 PM
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It has to be the same cam as you are fitting, or atleast the same specs...

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If I was to order a cam and it has too much lift, I will be in the shit.
If I install a smaller cam, put some clay/plasticine on one of the pistons and turn over the engine and then cut the clay in half and measure thickness of the clay that should give me a fair idea of how much clearance I have?? Yes or no?

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how about installing really soft springs, setting up a degree wheel on front of motor and a dial gauge on top of the valve and check that way. you'll be able to push down on the valve with your fingers and find out exactly how much lift your engine can take.
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Get the cam you want, then cut the pockets deeper/larger if needed, just mock up an old head with cutters made (I used clevo valves) too easy
 
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It Would Have To B A Fairly Large Cam, Upwards Of 550" Lift. I Just Used A Chev Piston As They Provide 4 Grooves To Suit Any Motor.
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silly boy, what pistons u got? u might have to buy my trickflow heads, 600 lift on standard pistons

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Srp forged, with 6cc fly cuts....

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You should be o/k But check!! Its not totaly lift either,duration / timing comes into it as well....

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