How to Install Camshaft Bearings

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    How to Install Camshaft Bearings

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      MOPARMITCH Mekong Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      Great job as always Rob. That is some much needed information right there. And with machine shops disappearing every day. Many of us need this info to get the job done ourselves. Great Idea about, buying the tool and spreading the cost with other motorheads
       
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      Great post Rusty, got a link and part number to where you got the tool? Oh almost forgot thanks to Kitty for the great Pic's.
       
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      I got the Lisle 18000 tool. I hawked Ebay until I found one on the cheap. lol They range from 120 to around 200 if someone thinks they are made of gold. Great tool It does a nice job.
       
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      Thanks for the response, guess I'll have to hunt one down.
       
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      Lisle is a very good tool co. They have made many specialty tools over the years.
       
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      I'm diggin the yellow crocs....

      Dead on RRR! I bought a cam bearing tool 15 years ago for 90 bucks - very much worth it. They are nothing to be afraid of. Great pics of the process, too!
       
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      Nice write-up Rob!

      Kitty did a great job on the pics. Nice and clear.
       
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      Captainkirk Old School Mopar Warrior

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      Awesome job, Rusty!
      Diggin' the croc's..umm, yeah. Ok.
      Appreciate the effort (and the pics....thanks, Kitty!) you put into this thread. Hell, I'd almost attempt it myownself about now.......if I couldn't con a shop into doin' it for me!
      Kudos to you, bud!
       
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      Nice write up Rusty, and it's great to put a face with a name :glasses7:
      I learned something here :glasses7: ok a few things :D

      Is this where you want this thread at ? or moved ? and what thread ?
       
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        Nice honest intelligent write up, Robert. I really appreciate, the attention to details , on your "how to" posts. I've done this, not often enough to remember day to day. FWIW:Always have had good luck( sales & personal use) , with the Lisle company tool line. One, of my favorites.
         
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        Thanks Tim. I am glad you liked it.
         
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        Great job Rob. Kitty also with the pictures. Thanks for sharing and both your efforts.
        Takes the uncertainness and fear right out of taking on the bearings ourselves.
        You wouldn't happen to have one of those oil pump drive bushing installers
        in your tool box. Have always wondered how those worked.
         
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        Thanks for the how to RRR. Just a little info the Lisle 18000 can be had at Amazon for under 145.00.
         
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        Thanks RRR. Good instruction is worth it's weight in gold.
         
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        Anyone have a line on a good bushing driver set, that will do a 727 & 904 bushings ? And a good step by step like RRR would be great too.
         
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        Harbor Freights' bushing driver set might have the right sizes. On the Lisle deal I did not think it'd be worth it for only several uses till my shop quoted me 60-100 (likely cuz of the offset tendency of the 440 bore alignment requiring extra work)!
         
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        Sweet article, thanks RRR!
         
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        Nice!!!! "How to" with pictures, step by step will help folks for years......
         
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        Thanks. I am glad yall like it. I had almost forgotten about this.
         
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        Lookin good Rob thanks for the nice write up :)
         
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        Once the bearings are all in place does the cam insert and turn freely?
         
      • RustyRatRod

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        If they are installed as I outlined, yes.
         
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        How do you handle it if there is a bit of drag after they are installed?
         
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