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    Default Installing a cam button with a two piece timing cover

    So, I am trying to get some stuff done while the crew chief (brother) is off doing his required two weeks with the National Guard. We have the cam installed and timing set on, hoping to get the timing cover and oil pan finished up. Using a Manley two piece timing cover. (stole the pick from Wizbang)



    Never installed a button before, but I would assume that it rides against the timing cover. Is there anything special that I need to do when installing it? Summit prices show them from $7 to $21, any brand better than another?

    Would rather ask and look dumb then to screw it up and look dumber...

    Mike

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    you`ll have to set the camshaft end play and will need a dial indicator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaellone View Post
    So, I am trying to get some stuff done while the crew chief (brother) is off doing his required two weeks with the National Guard. We have the cam installed and timing set on, hoping to get the timing cover and oil pan finished up. Using a Manley two piece timing cover. (stole the pick from Wizbang)



    Never installed a button before, but I would assume that it rides against the timing cover. Is there anything special that I need to do when installing it? Summit prices show them from $7 to $21, any brand better than another?

    Would rather ask and look dumb then to screw it up and look dumber...

    Mike
    Without knowing what tools and equipment you have available, may I suggest getting one of the plastic style ones, since they are easy to cut down. With that two piece cover, you may be able to use a straight edge to get a starting point on cutting it down, since the cover will probably not bolt on with the full sized bumper in place. Since they are cheap, you may want to grab a 2nd one in case you cut the first one down to far.

    You can set the dial indicator on the back of the cam if the rear cam plug is not installed, or otherwise you can snake it in against a cam lobe in the valley if you don't have valley screens, obviously trying to get the angle of the indicator as low as possible since you can't get it straight that way.

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    Ok, then this sounds like a job for the crew chief. We have a milling machine but I am not allowed to touch it.

    The cam plug is already installed, so we will have to check it at the lobe. That will stop me from putting on the intake and doing the rest of the stuff while he gone. Should be able to put on the timing cover and oil pan since we already set the oil pickup height. Just wont get much past that.

    Obnoxious001, where can I pick up those cam buttons? Did not see any on the Summit website.




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    Comp Cams 205 , part #CCA-205 BBC $5.95 each nylon Summit

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    Thanks, found it. Ordering them now.

    Thanks again for all the help guys.

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