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Cam swap has begun

Discussion in 'Engine and Drivetrain/Mechanical' started by tarafied1, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I got home from Germany this weekend. Taking a few days vacation. I pulled the old cam out today.
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    Last edited: Feb 13, 2017
  2. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    You are a busy bee !!!
    Whats the plan ?
     
  3. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    Awesome dad. She is gonna be a beast when done. A completely new car.
     
  4. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    He's putting in a cam from a Prius...yup...a completely different new car for sure!
     
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  5. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    Don't you have to kids to chase off your lawn


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  6. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Hey! They're stealing my pink flamingos!
     
  7. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    Well the car has been pretty mild. I wanted to wake it up a bit. I've only been running 13's in the quarter. I'm putting in a more aggressive cam. I'm going to break it in with the old valve springs which have seemed to gotten weaker since I first built the engine 18 years ago. It floats the valves at 5500 rpm and used to rev over 6K. Anyway, after the cam is broke in I will pull the engine and trans. I have aluminum heads, roller rockers, etc. I also have a TKO 600 5 speed to swap out the C6. The swap requires different motor mounts that move the engine back and lower. So I figured I'd pull the whole thing, swap motor mounts, heads and trans. That gives me room to put in the hydraulic clutch too. So it will indeed be a different car
     
  8. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    PICS, PICS AND MORE PICS! Please
     
  9. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    well there won't be much to see with the cam installed! But here are pics of parts yet to be installed... the heads
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  10. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    trans stuff
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  11. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    Pics of that new transmission. So when do you plan to install the transmission?


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  12. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

  13. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    after the cam is broke in. hopefully in a month or so. I have to go to Australia in two weeks for two weeks.
     
  14. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    Nice stuff you have there !!!
    Seems working overseas does pay off !! ;)
     
  15. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    lol, yeah. I am spending way more than the car is worth but it's going to be fun! I spent nearly $6K collecting all the parts for the trans swap. The trans being nearly half of that. The heads, ARP bolts, gaskets, cam & lifters, rockers, etc. is over $2K
     
  16. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    Craig......we all live once......so we can afford to be a little crazy when it comes to mustangs. don't we ? ;)
     
  17. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    you are right! I have had this car 27 years now. Spent a lot of time and money. Most of the spending has been as I have gotten older. But it has served as a family teaching tool, a way to spend quality time with my family and friends and has become more than just a car.
     
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  18. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    okay, I didn't get to work on the car at all yesterday. This afternoon/evening I got some time in. I cleaned up the timing chain cover (scrapping gaskets) and started putting it all back together. Tomorrow I put the radiator in and I can fire it up.
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  19. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    got her back together and running. I did the 30 minute break-in at 2000-2500 rpm. Playing with the timing now. I need to take it for a drive and see how it runs after i change the oil.
     
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  20. Larry G

    Larry G Member

    Damn Craig!!!
    You got the cam swapped in and back together pretty quick and it sounds nice.
     
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