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Fav color on WS6 non aniversary.

This is a discussion on Fav color on WS6 non aniversary. within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; jwindbigler Its surprisingly easy. Doing the swap yourself sorry to get off topic again guys but question about the cam ...

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    Its surprisingly easy. Doing the swap yourself
    sorry to get off topic again guys but question about the cam and heads? so your saying, heads, cam, rocker, pushrods would be the best?? what other like misc or little stuff is there that we should worry about? like what about springs, retainers, underdrive pulley? that kind of stuff, if you don't mind going alittle more in depth of what the little stuff is when you do that kind of mod?

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    When you get your heads, it should already come with upgraded springs and retainers. So you shouldnt have to worry about it. The underdrive pulley, I did when I did my cam swap. I went from 315RWHP to 386RWHP with a cam (222/224), smooth bellow, air lid, underdrive pulley, and a 160 degree thermostat. Thats it. I cant really tell you if the underdrive pulley did anything, but I am sure that it helped with about 7-10 of that HP.

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    oh ok thanks man!! yeah because i am not sure if i want to spend the money on heads yet, it would be a good upgrade! i am kind of worried about doing the cam myself i don't know if i really have all the correct tools or the correct skills, i want to do it though, well when we get to that we will see what happens lol

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    so when you replaced the cam, you didn't put new springs, rockers, retainers, and pushrods in?

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    No...I just replaced the pushrods. I can spin 7000RPM now, but I have on 2001 heads and the 2001 oil pump. I would check with someone before you have the computer retuned to spin that high. Someone a little bit more knowledgable about the internals than me.

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    how much was the oil pump? should i look into something like that too or do you think mine will be ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwindbigler View Post
    with a cam (222/224), smooth bellow, air lid, underdrive pulley, and a 160 degree thermostat.
    Are you running stock valvesprings??

    Or am I missing something?

    Quote Originally Posted by TMR Arb View Post
    how much was the oil pump? should i look into something like that too or do you think mine will be ok?
    Do it if you are there.
    $130 for some piece of mind.

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    naw i am still stock and everything but i am just starting to look into everything and try and figure out what i want to do and what i should do when i get to that point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Are you running stock valvesprings??

    Or am I missing something?

    Yes I am still running stock valvesprings. They have the yellow (or gold whatever you want to call it) paint on them. I was informed that the 2000-2002 Engines came with better valvetrains, and that the yellow painted ones can handle spinning 7K. My cam stops making power about 6600-6700, so I dont rev it that high.

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    Get springs on it soon before you float your valves.
    Might already be floating them actually.

    Do you have your dyno sheet available?


    I would say you are lucky you haven't broken one yet with an aftermarket cam.

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    yeah thats what i was thinking, its kinda iffy, i think when i get my cam i will replace springs, rockers, retainers, and pushrods with it

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    Kinda iffy?
    I wouldn't use the word 'kinda' in there.


    That is simply asking for all kinds of trouble.

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    Here is the dyno...could that possibly be why my torque dropped from 4000-4500RPM.


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    It could be.
    I don't see anything that sticks out at the moment though.

    It climbs strong. Although it seems to climb better down low than up top.
    That could be the springs not able to handle that cam.


    See how mine climbs steady?
    BTW...this was pre-tune. I can't find a shot of the 530+ dynochart.

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    Yeah I see how it climbs strong. I didnt want to buy new springs until I got new heads. I was going to go with a more radical cam, and Patriot stage 3 heads.

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    Don't go stage 3 unless you have at least 4" of bore.

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    Why is that??

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    Are the chambers too big??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwindbigler View Post
    Are the chambers too big??
    Valves are.

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    Looks like black is all over this.

    Can't beat it.

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