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This is a discussion on diy cam and head swap within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I would really like to save myself some cash and do this swap myself. I have awhile to prepare for ...

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    diy cam and head swap

    I would really like to save myself some cash and do this swap myself. I have awhile to prepare for this since im stuck in Korea until November. Where should i start in order to prepare myself for this? Any tips and tricks to pass along?
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    There is a step by step complete write up on the heads cam swap somewhere. When I did my 1st cam, I followed it and it was a snap. The LS1 is probably 1 of the easiest engines to work on IMO. Its probably been 10+ years since then. I have done 4 of them now, and it just gets easier every time. The only real issue is the car itself being a lil hard to work on. You have a GTO which I think has a little bit easier access then the f-body's, so it should be a breeze.
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    Here you go..


    Camshaft swap "How to".....

    I also used a book that details out step by step of engine building, when I get home from work I'll snap a pic and post it. It helped a lot when building my engine.



    Where in Korea?

    I might have you bring me back a bottle of Soju..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    Here you go..


    Camshaft swap "How to".....

    I also used a book that details out step by step of engine building, when I get home from work I'll snap a pic and post it. It helped a lot when building my engine.



    Where in Korea?

    I might have you bring me back a bottle of Soju..
    I second this and not just because I'm the person who wrote it LMAO.
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    I'm at Camp Casey right for this rotation. I have to say that soju is inherently evil and has been the cause of me policing up a few of my soldiers lol.

    Any write up for the head swap?

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    I think this is used by everyone , pretty through write up.

    LS1Howto.com

    Still looking for that book, by the way.




    Soju patrol....had a many few times of doing that myself.

    I was at the "Hump"

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    thanks for the material gents. let me know how to get a bottle of that devil water to you and I most certainly will.

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    I've got that

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    That looks like that would be exactly what I'd need. Hope it's on Amazon.

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    I did get mine from Amazon....

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