Cam swap/DOD help.

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Capeasy
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Cam swap/DOD help.

Post by Capeasy » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:33 pm

Just got most if not all my Parts from Texas Speed stage 2 DOD delete, along with a billet Circle D converter. My go to guy that was gonna help me flaked out. Is there any knowledgeable Caprice, G8, SS enthusiasts out there that can take on this task? Looking for someone not necessarily a shop in the So. Cal. Area. There's got to be someone out there who's done these and knows how to measure pushrod lengths and change out trunnion bearings. Lol
Thank you in advance to any good leads.
Walt (AKA:Capeasy) So. Cal.
2013 Caprice 9C1,Huron white, Blackbear tune,DOD Delete, Texas Speed stage 2 cam with all the goodies, Circle D 258 mm converter, 3200 stall. Spectra CAI, 3.45 Diff, deep trans pan. BlackWidow Venom exhaust,Granatelli oval cutouts, Doug
Thorley tri-Y headers, Pedders coilovers,Tower brace,

mwc
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Re: Cam swap/DOD help.

Post by mwc » Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:47 pm

I just finished up a cam swap/DOD delete and converter install on my 14

For trunnion bearings I used a little $60 bench top press from Harbor Freight, and followed the Brian Tooley Racing video. It was my first time doing it, pretty simple and straightforward

As far as pushrod length, I used a Comp Cams length checker tool after watching a couple videos on how to use it.

I’m in northern Cali or I’d give you a hand
Black 2014 PPV 6.0 - BTR LS3 Stage 3 cam, Circle D converter, 3.45 swap, Solo 3” catback, Camaro 18s

Sonoma County, California

Turbopowered68
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Re: Cam swap/DOD help.

Post by Turbopowered68 » Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:58 pm

I used the same one -- small Harbor Freight bench top press for my trunions.
2014 Caprice V8
Elgin E-1840 P, LS9 Head gasket, LS7 Lifters, PAC-1218 springs, Trunion upgrade, Single roller timing set, Melling oil pump coming soon - ZL1 torque converter, Trans pan and filter.
1986 GN 212/212 Roller cam, 1.65 HR Rockers, 60-1 turbo, XFI 2.05, E85, Ebay Front mount IC, Husek Built TH200-4R trans, 3.42 gears 3800# .
1968 Chevelle LQ4, 4L80, 12 bolt w/3.42 gears

Capeasy
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Re: Cam swap/DOD help.

Post by Capeasy » Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:58 am

Thanks , yes it's much easier than the early small blocks to work on. My landlord just won't let me do major repairs here. If my Ex didn't get the house with the 3 car garage I'd be busy tearing apart that motor lol. I'm actually checking out an LS motor builder this week in Paramount that came recommended by a speed shop in Bellflower, says the guys really good and hopefully not crazy expensive. I'll keep you posted.
Walt (AKA:Capeasy) So. Cal.
2013 Caprice 9C1,Huron white, Blackbear tune,DOD Delete, Texas Speed stage 2 cam with all the goodies, Circle D 258 mm converter, 3200 stall. Spectra CAI, 3.45 Diff, deep trans pan. BlackWidow Venom exhaust,Granatelli oval cutouts, Doug
Thorley tri-Y headers, Pedders coilovers,Tower brace,

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