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    Putting together my 408

    Next week im going to be putting my top end on the 408 block heads, cam etc.... ive never done this before but im not worried too much anyone got any tips... block is on an engine stand which is where it is being assembled. im more worried about the cam, rollers, lifters etc.. im going to ls1howto for help also.. i just thought if anyone has had previous experience with this, i would like to hear about it... i dont like surprises



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    It is super easy. install the cam and timing set before you put the heads on. that way all you have to do is line up the dots on the cogs

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    once you have the cam in, you can install the lifters (with trays of course). make sure you use assembly lube to help prevent dry start up. if you have any specific questions let me know and i'll be more than happy to help you. If you want you i can PM you my phone number. Oh and what block are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Crash View Post
    once you have the cam in, you can install the lifters (with trays of course). make sure you use assembly lube to help prevent dry start up. if you have any specific questions let me know and i'll be more than happy to help you. If you want you i can PM you my phone number. Oh and what block are you using?
    still waiting on you to sell me your 408...but i will settle for your heads

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Crash View Post
    It is super easy. install the cam and timing set before you put the heads on. that way all you have to do is line up the dots on the cogs
    back to the OP ^ this man is correct

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    thanks.... and crash go ahead and pm ur number il will for sure have questions nxt week and will appreciate the help

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    block is a iron block from tsp

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    trays? dont mean to sound retarded but enlighten me plz.... im using my rockers off my old heads bc they only have 300 miles on them.. i got laid off so il reuse what i can but rockers is pretty much all im re using cam is differnet its the texas giant new oil pump timing chain etc.. me getting laid off is why im putting it together instead of paying somebody

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    lifter trays .


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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    still waiting on you to sell me your 408...but i will settle for your heads
    as soon as i find my new one........

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    Quote Originally Posted by lancesT/A View Post
    trays? dont mean to sound retarded but enlighten me plz.... im using my rockers off my old heads bc they only have 300 miles on them.. i got laid off so il reuse what i can but rockers is pretty much all im re using cam is differnet its the texas giant new oil pump timing chain etc.. me getting laid off is why im putting it together instead of paying somebody
    I dont know if you like working on your car but the feeling of putting together your own engine then starting it for the first time is like having a kid. rockers are fine i am using stockers with the same TSP set-up. i would buy new trays since they are a bitch to change (unless yours are close to new) TSP sold me the LS2 trays for $7 a piece. how are your pushrods?Pm sent

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    not to get off topic, but this is semi-related.......

    check out these kick a$$ badges TSS made for me.


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    i love my car and i got a couple of buddies who know more than i do to help me... maybe im n over my head but im sure il get it... as far as push rods i have to pick up my built block from rpm monday so i was assuming the pushrods came with arent they in the block

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Crash View Post
    not to get off topic, but this is semi-related.......

    check out these kick a$$ badges TSS made for me.

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    i might to order some of those.... nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by lancesT/A View Post
    i love my car and i got a couple of buddies who know more than i do to help me... maybe im n over my head but im sure il get it... as far as push rods i have to pick up my built block from rpm monday so i was assuming the pushrods came with arent they in the block
    not unless you ordered them. The push rods go into the heads and down to the lifters. What heads will you be using?did you order new head gaskets? do you still have your LS1? if so i would start taking it apart for two reasons. 1.) because you need parts off of it. 2.) it helps you learn about where things go and how they go together. i've got some pics and stuff from when i put my stuff together that i can send you. just make sure you take it slow and always use torque specs for tightening
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    patriot stage 3 ls6 heads. and yes im using all new gaskets and bolts etc. the ls1 is still in the car and the car is at rpm as well im borrowing a buddies trailor monday to get the car and block no i didnt order new pushrods i just assumed they came with the motor damn this just keeps adding up lol

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    yes it does . i will also email you my parts break down with costs. if you want it........


    oh and i have the stage 2 heads so those will work out just fine. how about lifters?

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    ls7 lifters... the shop said i threw a rod and im assuming they mean a connecting rod but yes plz send me a list id appreciate it i dont wanna get anymore surprises thanks

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