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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-28-2003, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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Question question about cam sprockets

i'm in the process of putting my engine back together, after my heads got screwed up, and i'm replacing the cam sprockets....the ones that i got from O'Reilly don't seem (to me, at least) that they will work.

the stock sprockets have a really deep-cutting "key" that bites into the camshaft, but the replacements only grab the groove on the shaft by about 2 - 3 mm. is that sufficient to keep them from shearing off the "key" on the replacments under hard acceleration?

everything on my car is currently stock

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-28-2003, 03:19 PM
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That's normal and it will work fine just be sure to tighten them to the recommended
torque. ( 80-90 FT LBS I think )

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