Early model roller cam in a later model motor? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-04-2010, 12:11 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 5
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Early model roller cam in a later model motor?

Hey everyone, I am going to trying to put a roller Crane cam out of a 1985 LT1 350 Chevy into a 1993 ZZ3 roller motor. I have been told that Crane cam part #119641 will not use the cam plate to hold it back and that I would need to use a pre 1988 cam gear and a Cam button.
Any thoughts will help.

Thanks Ricksgtx
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-04-2010, 12:56 PM
bigdog7373's Avatar
Of course it's fast
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2010
Location: florida
Posts: 2,673
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 13
Thanked 48 Times in 48 Posts
I'm pretty sure that lt1 parts can only be used in lt1 engines, they are not interchangeable.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-04-2010, 02:12 PM
Hippie's Avatar
Analog man in a digital world.
 

Last journal entry: HEI comparison.
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,255
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Yes, you can put an "old style" roller cam in a factory roller block by using a cam button just like you would in a pre-roller and then you can use the factory roller lifters but there was no LT-1 in '85. The early style LT-1 was '70-'72 only and there are those that would argue that '71-'72 don't really count because of the lower compression.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 09-04-2010, 05:02 PM
bigdog7373's Avatar
Of course it's fast
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2010
Location: florida
Posts: 2,673
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 13
Thanked 48 Times in 48 Posts
Is this a gen 1 lt1 or the gen 2 with the tpi system?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 09-04-2010, 06:03 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 5
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Bigdog, This is a Crate ZZ3 motor 350 aluminum head (58cc)that came with roller cam and a duel plane intake set up with a 650 holly double pumper.

Thanks
Ricksgtx
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 09-05-2010, 01:40 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 5
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hippie, you are correct (as usual) no LT1 in 85 but what about the cam timing gear? do I need to get a older model cam gear along with the cam button?

Ricksgtx
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 09-05-2010, 04:04 PM
Hippie's Avatar
Analog man in a digital world.
 

Last journal entry: HEI comparison.
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,255
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by ricksgtx
Hippie, you are correct (as usual) no LT1 in 85 but what about the cam timing gear? do I need to get a older model cam gear along with the cam button?

Ricksgtx
Flattery will get you everywhere. I only wish I was correct as often as I think I am.

Yes, you will need the early style timing set.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Would this Isky Hydraullic roller cam work good for my combo eric32 Engine 9 06-18-2009 04:36 PM
Cam Help shsouthard Engine 18 03-29-2009 09:33 PM
Question about Roller cam wear. eric32 Engine 4 07-13-2008 01:17 AM
Roller cam question? tiresmoke55 Engine 2 10-29-2007 01:08 AM
IGNITION and CAM TIMING sum87mustang Engine 3 07-11-2003 07:52 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.