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This is a discussion on cam shaft tool within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Was wondering if the cam shaft tool from thunder racing for the lifters works well. If so does anyone no ...

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    Was wondering if the cam shaft tool from thunder racing for the lifters works well. If so does anyone no what size they are and how long I am a machinist and would just make them haha. Thanks

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    Without looking up that sites tool, are you referring to the JRP tool? Its probably 5/16's aluminum, as I used 5/16's wooden dowels and it worked fine. I'm still dumbfounded on how they came up with a 100+ dollar price tag for two little pieces of aluminum.

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    I made mine out of 5/16 round stock steel from Northern Tool, cut them 22" long, that let about 4" sticking out when fully in, I did have a little trouble getting the drivers side in.

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    Thank's guy's. Yeah that is crazy how much they cost.

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    do the ends need to be beveled?

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwk01ta View Post
    do the ends need to be beveled?
    I suppose it wouldn't be a bad idea, as it may help sliding them in. I wouldn't really recommend trying to bevel the wooden dowels though, as that would probably just increase the chance of wood "slivers" ending up in your engine.

    I didn't do anything to my wooden dowels, they slid in fine with no resistance. Main thing is make sure you spin the camshaft good and fast to get the lifters stuck up in the bores prior to installing the dowels.

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    I had to take a little off the one on the drivers side to get it to go smoothly, ran a grinder across it while turning it, slicked it down with oil, it went right in.
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