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Old 09-09-2006, 01:34 AM
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checking lift of cam w/o taking cam out tool?

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I seen in the jegs book that they make a tool that you can stick in the lifter hole and check the lift of the cam for $70 that way you can check the lift w/o taking the cam out? Do they work ok.... anywhere else a guy can get them cheaper or is there another way doing it? thanks for any info
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The tool works great. It is really for degreeing the cam but can be used to
check the lift, such as checking for possible wear on the lobes. Proform
makes one that is identical for about 50.00. You could check the lift by
rigging a mag base with a dial indicator touching the pushrod side of the
rocker to check lobe lift & or the valve side of the rocker to check valve
lift. That way you won't have to pull the intake manifold. Don't forget that
lobe lift is valve lift divided by rocker ratio. Good luck, JohnS
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thanks for the great info.......... ILL give that a try before tearing the intake off!!!
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How about 2 lifter bodies glued together hole-to-hole, with plungers holding them in line?
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How about 2 lifter bodies glued together hole-to-hole, with plungers holding them in line?


Hmmm
Not to sure what you mean by that? lol
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The tool works great. It is really for degreeing the cam but can be used to
check the lift, such as checking for possible wear on the lobes. Proform
makes one that is identical for about 50.00. You could check the lift by
rigging a mag base with a dial indicator touching the pushrod side of the
rocker to check lobe lift & or the valve side of the rocker to check valve
lift. That way you won't have to pull the intake manifold. Don't forget that
lobe lift is valve lift divided by rocker ratio. Good luck, JohnS

A good friend of mine had a mag dial indicator, so i got it from him and the way i added it up with dividing by 1.5 'rockers' it made the cam a 560 lift.. But it does have hyd lifters in it so i guess i have to allow little for that.......the cam should be a 515/515 so with allowing for lifter travel that should be about right i guess.... were is i good place to get that Proform tool at?? also looking for a spring psi tester that checks the spring max lift w/o taking the head off....... thanks for the info!!!!
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