|12-01-2005 12:06 PM|
|bracketeer||A cam button is not necessary. BBs have more of a tendancy to move than a SB. If you use a Comp nylon button, it can be shaved to any length. Shave it to zero movement without a timing cover gasket. Then installing the gasket will give it about .010 clearance.|
|12-01-2005 11:36 AM|
Flat tappets push the cam towards the rear of the engine.
No need for a cam button.
|12-01-2005 06:47 AM|
|RPMs||I used to work in a performance machine shop. What you are describing has been added it is not factory stuff.|
|11-30-2005 08:47 PM|
|johnsongrass1||Fla tappets will center the cam. No need for a button. You might verify the cam gear has bearing behind it. I don't knw if those blocks have the thrust face machined in or not.|
|11-30-2005 08:00 PM|
|11-30-2005 07:52 PM|
|RPMs||You only need a cam button with a roller cam.|
|11-30-2005 07:18 PM|
Maybe the cover is designed that it doesn't need the button. The stock engines didn't use a button.
Moving to engine forum.....
|11-30-2005 07:10 PM|
Getting ready to put the 70 LT-1 engine back in the '62 Corvette. I bought a cloyes true roller set and a Jeg's Alum timing cover. There seems to be a fit problem using a cam buttom (.640 length). My question is, the cam is the stock 70 LT-1 mechanical cam and lifters. Do I really need the cam button? If so, can I shave a little off the back to gain enough clearance to make it fit? how much clearance should it have.