I have never removed the engine in this car before and i have been told that it is a pain to re mesh the engine with the tranny. I have also been told that a cam can be done without removing the engine, just the radiator and water pump.
There is no reason to remove the heads to do a cam swap. There is no reason to pull the engine either.
Remove rockers, intake, lifters, radiator, water pump, balancer & hub, opti, timing cover, and lower the oil pan. You can get a cam swap gasket kit from Felpro which will include everything you will need for seals and gaskets.
thanks everyone for all your help. I have another question. What is the easiest/best way to degree a cam? Can it just be lined up with the stud, rod on the end, from the removed cam shaft. Also what sort of lube should i use on the cam. Thanks
I wouldn't bother to degree it in this case, just line up the timing marks. For lube I would go to the parts store and get some assembly lube, I think cam breakin lube is only needed with flat tappets.
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