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2000Z28ls1
02-20-2009, 06:50 PM
I just ordered a cam for my 2000 z28. I plan on doing the install my self and I was wondering if anyone in the St augustine area had a lifter holder tool I could barrow for the install. It just seems easier than the pen magnet trick. Just either pm me or just post up, Its greatly apprciated.

92slowmaro
02-21-2009, 11:48 AM
dont use any tool. just remove the pushrods. spin the cam over a few times and swap the cams. the magnet tool trick doesnt work it always leaves the magnet on a lifter.

2000Z28ls1
02-21-2009, 01:27 PM
I was reading that a lifter could possibly drop down cause it is only being held by friction, I would rather place it safe than sorry.

92slowmaro
02-21-2009, 01:34 PM
good luck.

mrr23
02-21-2009, 09:11 PM
go to home depot and get some 5/16" wooden dowel rod. slide them into the lifter holes just above the cam journals after youy spin the ccam aroound.

2000Z28ls1
02-22-2009, 12:55 AM
that is a really good idea. thank you.

86 IROC
02-22-2009, 02:55 PM
go to home depot and get some 5/16" wooden dowel rod. slide them into the lifter holes just above the cam journals after youy spin the ccam aroound.

+1 - just saw that in action this weekend. Worked like a dream. :D

kwiksilverz28
02-22-2009, 03:03 PM
Yes it does. Cam #6 I have done, and worked perfect. You just have to be careful not to break the wood off in the block. Just take your time. I don't rush these jobs, and knock on wood, they come out perfect.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PvQAsYtGRA

2000Z28ls1
02-22-2009, 07:16 PM
Yeah Im going to give my self 2 days to do it just in case.

R1ch
02-23-2009, 09:49 AM
dont use any tool. just remove the pushrods. spin the cam over a few times and swap the cams. the magnet tool trick doesnt work it always leaves the magnet on a lifter.

Lol yes we experienced that first hand. Pulling heads = no bueno.

2000Z28ls1
03-04-2009, 08:23 AM
Thanks alot everyone, all the tricks worked right got the cam in no seriouse problems. Runs ok, sounds nasty, get it tuned saterday through efi alchemy, but most of the time they street tune im pretty sure, anyone know of a dyno day coming up near jacksonville?

AnotherScreenName
03-04-2009, 08:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PvQAsYtGRA

"Lights work" :twak:

Sleeping00Z28
03-04-2009, 09:31 AM
^^^ Hey! that Looks like my car! :secret2: I love the baby cam.