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Old 06-02-2010, 12:59 PM
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how to degree a cam

I have always time my sbc dot to dot, but i really want to start getting into my engine builds a little deeper. If you run your timing and degree it 7 degrees advance what are the advantages? I don't understand the actual process of advance to 7 degrees or how ever you need to go. The reason i asked and some people already know there is an engine builder who ran a big mutha thumpr cam and he ran his timing 6 to 7 degrees advanced,and made big numbers. I want to degree my cam how ever you guys would recommend. Maybe i will understand the process. If anyone has any advice dos and don ts i would really appreciate it. Would i make more power degree the cam with no advancement? Im building a 350 with a 3.750 stroke bored 40. Alot of questions thanks for reading

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Comp cams has a great degree wheel kit with all the goodies in it.I trhink youll have to get a cylinder stop for it.It even comes with a real informative dvd and instructions on how to do it and has some good tips in it.
I used to do it the old way with just a pointer and degree wheel,but this has soft springs you can put on your valves to check lift,etc. sells for about 100.00 bucks,unless you can borrow one.
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Ive done some researching,and found some get sites with detailed instructions. The only thing im not sure is finding your intake center line, it didn't really explain that very well. i know you have to divide 2 measurments together it get your intake centerline. You have to rotate from tdc counterclockwise and back to tdc i think and find the center measurement,but when i get the kit,and video to degree it im sure it will explain it a little better
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