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Fitting camshaft

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on: December 09, 2013, 06:46:39 PM
Hi just upgraded 1300 to 1641 now thinking about camshaft is this simple bolt in job or is there more to it any help would be good

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Reply #1 on: December 09, 2013, 06:56:43 PM
If you was going to change cam I belive it would be good practice to change pushrods and rockers as they wear to each other and whilst you have the block split you might as well go the whole way ie balance crank renew bearings ect   :-\

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Reply #2 on: December 09, 2013, 07:02:05 PM
As you've got to split the engine case to get the cam out you'd generally only change it as part of a full rebuild. Any cam change would need new followers, uprated pushrods, stronger valve springs etc.
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Reply #3 on: December 09, 2013, 07:10:04 PM
rather than a new cam which needs new followers and whilst it is stripped down ideally needs a complete rebuild like Clem says, another option is to fit ratio rockers they are a bolt on up grade.

but any top end upgrade will put more stress on a worn bottom end and help it wear out faster not a problem with limited buggy miles but not ideal on a daily driver clocking the miles up.