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Do you have to remove lifters to install cam?

This is a discussion on Do you have to remove lifters to install cam? within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I ask this question because I was watching horsepower Tv about two weeks ago and they did a piece on ...

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    Do you have to remove lifters to install cam?

    I ask this question because I was watching horsepower Tv about two weeks ago and they did a piece on installing a cam in a ls1 engine, And all they did was remove the rockers and the springs,rolled the cam, got the lifters up in the engine and pulled out the cam.Is this how it's done? If so than you don't have to remove the intake. or do you? I do all the work on my older cars and truck but the ls1 engine I know little about.Is this true?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Street Fighter View Post
    I ask this question because I was watching horsepower Tv about two weeks ago and they did a piece on installing a cam in a ls1 engine, And all they did was remove the rockers and the springs,rolled the cam, got the lifters up in the engine and pulled out the cam.Is this how it's done? If so than you don't have to remove the intake. or do you? I do all the work on my older cars and truck but the ls1 engine I know little about.Is this true?
    There is trays the lifters set in when the cam is spun. Get a set of small wooden dowels that will fit in the oil ports to keep them held up as well. 4 bucks worth of insurance.

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    Intake stays on.
    Lifters stay in.

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    All true. 5/16 wodden dowels cut to length works to hold the lifters up.

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