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This is a discussion on Head cam swap within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I'm bored so I made this to pass the time. Sold my stall today and selling the radardetector and and ...

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    Head cam swap

    I'm bored so I made this to pass the time. Sold my stall today and selling the radardetector and and corvette tips to pay for the materials needed to do my worked 5.3 head and cam swap.
    So far I guess I need
    lifters
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    oil
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    So discuss who you guys have had good experience with, if you found any of this stuff for sale used local or whatever and what head gaskets etc you reccomend- if anything a thicker gasket might be cool since I have 58cc on the heads. The cam is probably going to be a 220 w/ a 114 lsa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Crash View Post
    I like the cam choice remember I need a small cam so my brakes aren't torn asunder

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    I like the cam choice remember I need a small cam so my brakes aren't torn asunder
    its not that big. what you want the 224r? i was gunna say the MS3 but i knew you wouldnt go for that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Crash View Post
    its not that big. what you want the 224r? i was gunna say the MS3 but i knew you wouldnt go for that
    looking for low end power man, that's why I got rid of the stall I have a thread on it somewhere. I need that idle to be at or under 600rpm she needs to be very liveable with this cam and stock stall, others have done something similar same 220 cam(unfortunatley w/o headers so i have no real numbers). It will be a rare build and hopefully a real hyde.

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    Not really sure if this last reply addes to the original topic of the thread?
    I will let U decide for Urself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS02 View Post
    Not really sure if this last reply addes to the original topic of the thread?
    I will let U decide for Urself!
    here we go


    oh ya heads/cam

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Crash View Post
    here we go


    oh ya heads/cam
    Head cam swap!

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    TR224 cam over the 220. TR224 cam is 100% awesome setup for driving on the street and it wont kill your brakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurley711 View Post
    TR224 cam over the 220. TR224 cam is 100% awesome setup for driving on the street and it wont kill your brakes
    Keeping the stock stall so for my setup it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    Roller Rocker Arms
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    New Head Bolts...stock bolts can NOT be reused
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    Do I need lifter trays? My buddy said "I should" and I told him he "should" stop dying his hair, any real reason to.

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    That stock stall is going to hinder this project. Almost any cam is going to want a higher stall. What cam are you going with? 220? Man, I just cant imagine keeping stock stall and doing heads/cam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    That stock stall is going to hinder this project. Almost any cam is going to want a higher stall. What cam are you going with? 220? Man, I just cant imagine keeping stock stall and doing heads/cam.
    I know it's weird but my whole swap is going to be very mild. probably along the lines of 220, I have talked to a few who have done it one in particualr w/ a 220 and stg 1 ls6 heads on stock stall drives "like stock" he said. He made 350rwhp w/ stock exhaust manifolds and just did the long tubes so no solid comparison.
    Talked with another who did a 222/228 115 lsa and the idle is from 50rpm-100 rpm higher than stock. It's out there just definatley taboo

    So I ask you on 84,000 miles do I really need lifter trays?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    While your in there. Yes, buy them.
    I checked teas speed and did not see them only the lifters. Anywhere you know of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    I checked teas speed and did not see them only the lifters. Anywhere you know of?
    http://www.ws6project.com/user_stor/...oducts_id=2406

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    lifter trays are cheap and EZ while u r in there they are less then $40


    Are you keeping the stock stall forever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurley711 View Post
    lifter trays are cheap and EZ while u r in there they are less then $40


    Are you keeping the stock stall forever?
    Gurantee, a year from now he will be changing it. Along with the small cam.

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