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Old 09-22-2005, 11:25 AM
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How much does it cost for a cam to be install in a 350 motor in a 1969 camaro.My shop is telling me $250 is that a good deal? Also they told me to put long slot rockers arm and Z-28 valve spings on. I have know idea what the difference between regular rockers arms and regular valve springs is let me know.The reason we are putting a cam in it is that you can hear a rocker arm rattling and they think that cam is going down what else would cause that.

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250 bucks!!!! seems a little high to me but i might be all wet! any how the difference in stock rocker and spings is the long slot rockers have a longer slot in them so the rocker does not bind on the stud on max lift, and the sping is a higher tension spring for higher lift cams than stock. and about the rocker arm rattle it just might be that they need an adjustment. talk to a friend who knows more about your issue. before you big money on something you don't need.
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These days, $250 for a cam change sounds like a sweet deal to me. Shop rates are up around $80/hr and it should take at least 4.

The long slot rockers allow a higher lift cam and the z28 springs help you rev higher without valve float. I take it, you are putting a performance cam in it?
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If thats just the labor its a sweet deal if its parts and labor its a steal. I know I wouldnt do it for that unless it was a real good friend. I find as I get older i will work on cars but would rather drive them.
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250.00 is a good deal. Consider the basic 350 in a 69 Camaro easy enough. Theres no way you could do it in 4 hours and do a good job at least I cant.Gotta pull the intake and valve covers. Gotta pull the timing cover and gears. Must pull the fuel pump. Clean and inspect all the parts thats time consuming if done properly. Must pull all the plugs. Put air in the cylinders and change the springs and seals. Adjust the valves, timing, carb, Change oil & filter. check for leaks. Thats a chunk of work at least a day, If you have experienced help over half a day. Considering our shop charges48.00 an hour 8 hours thats 384 +tax. labor only no parts. Just my opinion.
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Very fair price indeed.If it has a/c and p/s even more work.And do not forget the oil pan gasket issue,front seal etc.Definitely a full day of work with luck.
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I will be buying the cam before its installed.

Here is the cam thats going in it.We have adjusted it and rockers still rattle.


http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerc...78&prmenbr=361
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I want to know how this cam sounds when you get it running. That is the cam I would buy when I need to replace mine. I want a rumpity sound a little more than I have now but dont think the heads will take much over 500 lift. That should work nicely.
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