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Old 11-08-2003, 04:52 PM
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cam bearings

Can somone please explain how to get a cam bearing out? i have searched for it but no luck thanks

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You need a special tool to remove and install them.
It fits inside the cam bearing and has a small shoulder on it that rests against edge of bearing, there is a long rod connected to it that you pound on to drive bearing in or out.
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i try and do everything at home in house but i let the machine shop do the cam bearings. $25 including the bearings.
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I made a cam bearing tool. I took an old cam, cut off a lobe, drilled it for a threaded rod and put on a slightly larger washer than the lobe. Works great.
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alright i guess thats why i couldnt get it out but thanks a lot for the information and sorry for another question but do i have to take my pistons to the machine shop to get the rods off of them or can i do it? if i can how do i do it? thanks
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you need a hydraulic press, to push the pins out.
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Some high perf pistons are attached to the pin with circlips , look in the pin hole from the outside and the circlip will be obvious if you have them , but most are a press fit and as poncho62 says you'll need a hydraulic press to remove them .
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ok i guess i wil have to get somone to take them out i was just asking because somone told me you could beat them out with a hammer since im only reusing the rods thanks
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NOT A GOOD IDEA........press them out.
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alright how much do you think a machine shop will charge to do this? just an estamate thanks
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next to nothing....only a few minutes work
Most corner garages have a press
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A good rule of thumb is "if your going to beat on it you better be prepared to SCRAP it". Or just use the correct tool! When you have your block boiled have them replace the cam bearings and freez plugs. Replace the rod end bolts. Be sure to Check the rod brng and main brng gap for proper clearance on the crank.


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ok thanks a lot for the help im going to wait till i get my new pistons and have the old ones taken off and the new ones put on
thanks for everyone help
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Please get a good book on building motor's.
By asking these question's your not ready to build any motor.
GM has a great book on how to blueprint and Build a motor with direction's.
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If it's a sbc the best book for a beginner ,IMHO , is How to Rebuild Your Small Block Chevy by Dave Vizard.
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