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    Progress so far

    Doing a cam swap riming chain intake oil pump and valve springs
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    What chain and oil pump are you going with?

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    I got a ls2 timing chain and a high flow ported oil pump both cam with the polluter cam from tick

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    Are the pump and chain a simple swap or do you need to modify the front cover?

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    Its very simple just pull the timing cover off the. Unbolt the cam gear take the old pump off the pick up tube headers and swap just be careful not to pinch the o ring on the pick up tube

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    What is the difference between the LS1 and LS2 timing chain set up? I have heard of others making the same swap, but no one has ever quantified the reason.

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    Just by looking at them side by side it seems the outer links are a little thicker not by much though

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    This is a great post and I look forward to more thumbnails of your progress. Basically this is the exact same type of swap I would like to do. Thanks for posting it and answering Jeff's informative questions. Very beneficial to guys like me who plan this type of modification.
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    This is the first time im doing this swap also ls1howto.com is very very informative I learned alot of there

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    You know what the first thing is that you gotta do once the whole things complete right?
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    Put oil and coolant and tow it to get tuned

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    Here's some more pics
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    Rods instead of the jpr tools
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    Old cam is out new is in
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    I used the old metal cloths hanger when i did my cam swap. Lol. price was cheaper for them.

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    Any issue with the lifters staying up after you rotated the camshaft prior to inserting the rods?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    What is the difference between the LS1 and LS2 timing chain set up? I have heard of others making the same swap, but no one has ever quantified the reason.
    Much stronger single roller chain then the stock LS1. Very good setup for setups under>600 HP, after that most go to double rollers

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    No I didn't have any... turn the cam 6 times put the rods in and pulled the cam out and the lifters stayed up the left rod didn't go in because the opening looks like a d shape so I actually took long zip ties and taped them together and work just as well .. but because it worked for me doesn't mean it will for you I got lucky I guess .. those rods aren't there for the lifters to rest on more like insurance if they fall they will fall on the rods

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    Nope. Just gave the cam a few quick spins, then gently pushed in the hangers.

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