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    I'm switching from a belt driven waterpump to a cam driven one, Mike Kuhl river rat. My question is by adding a hex drive to the cam will I need to reset the cam end play?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahsumtoy View Post
    I'm switching from a belt driven waterpump to a cam driven one, Mike Kuhl river rat. My question is by adding a hex drive to the cam will I need to reset the cam end play?
    How was the endplay controlled before? If you are changing covers and ditching the cam button, then everything is changed, so you will need to check it and work with it accordingly, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by obnoxious001 View Post
    How was the endplay controlled before? If you are changing covers and ditching the cam button, then everything is changed, so you will need to check it and work with it accordingly, right?
    Yes, I would agree but with the cam button removed and the hex drive attached to the cam, how do you set the end play?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahsumtoy View Post
    Yes, I would agree but with the cam button removed and the hex drive attached to the cam, how do you set the end play?
    You can go to the Milodon web site for some details when using one of their gear drives and front plate. They show a shim washer that peels off in .003 increments to establish cam walk control. Not sure which front plate/pump mount plate you're using, but it should be quite similar with a bearing in the plate and the hex drive/shim butting up against it... Are you using a bearing/bushing/"block saver" behind the upper gear?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahsumtoy View Post
    Yes, I would agree but with the cam button removed and the hex drive attached to the cam, how do you set the end play?
    Which timing cover are you using?

    I machine the timing cover to accept a Torrington bearing, based on measurements off the cam bolts. If you end up a bit too snug, it's easy enough to remove some off the 3 cam bolts to get the desired end play.








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    Quote Originally Posted by obnoxious001 View Post
    Which timing cover are you using?

    I machine the timing cover to accept a Torrington bearing, based on measurements off the cam bolts. If you end up a bit too snug, it's easy enough to remove some off the 3 cam bolts to get the desired end play.







    I don't have one yet. I was thinking Enderle, what are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahsumtoy View Post
    I don't have one yet. I was thinking Enderle, what are you using?
    That one is an IMCO,, don't know if Enderle may have some kind of thrust bearing setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obnoxious001 View Post
    That one is an IMCO,, don't know if Enderle may have some kind of thrust bearing setup.
    Here's the enderle.....

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