Card says 24.5 before, I am at 8 degrees before with 7 degrees advanced on the cam gear, I have no more adjustment left, so I am stuck and frustrated ( gear set wrong, cam, or I am not doing something right, I have double triple checked everything just got up out of bed and went over it agian
Any time you have a cam that is that far off, the first thing you have to ask is what am I doing wrong.
Very first thing is that your degree wheel is at O* when you are a verified TDC. Get that wrong, and nothing you do will be right, even when you think is. The very accuracy of what you are attempting to do is based around that one thing. Get it wrong, and even when the numbers chive, it will be wrong.
Second, if the heads are off this thing, you are using the #1 intake lifter, right? Its NOT the furthest forward lifter.. although your numbers would be more screwed up than that, just thought it worth mentioning.
If this is a multi key crank gear, you are more than likely using the wrong mark for what ever key slot you are using.
Heads are off, second lifter in, double checked tdc 5 times, piston stop, dial indicator, off to work calling cam guy in a bit, and only one key way on crank gear it is a comp cam set top gear is adjustable top gear.
Got it, operator error, did not have the plunger centered in the lifter, so that got it off, than after that I took the plunger out of the lifter pocket and set it on the top lifter edge, but when the lifter goes down when I thought I was on the the base of the cam (zero) the lifter recess down past the lifter bore so the plunger was on the block casting, so I never had a reading off of base circle, thank you agian for all your help, bobby