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Thinking about pulling cam

This is a discussion on Thinking about pulling cam within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Im seriously considering pulling my cam out and putting the stocker back in. The only concern is that I have ...

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    Thinking about pulling cam

    Im seriously considering pulling my cam out and putting the stocker back in. The only concern is that I have PRC dual springs, and I'm wondering if they will create too much seat pressure with a stock cam?

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    im curious as to y you would want to do that?

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    Extra seat pressure will be a good thing ! If you do put the stock cam in, you will still be able to turn high rpm's without valve float.

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    I have been told that the stock cam itself is hard on the stock valvetrain. Changing the springs/rods can only do you good, not harm.
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    At least put an LS6 cam in it.

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    The stock valve springs in these LS1's were marginal anyway, sometimes with very little mileage I've read seat pressures fall as low as 60 lbs. Which explains why so many people have valvetrain issues and bent push rods.

    Don't know what your dual springs are rated at, we'd need the cam card with installed height and seat pressure readings and go from there.

    If they aren't that extreme (most mild hydraulic rollers operate around 120-130 lbs. seat pressure) and you really want to remove the current cam, it might be easiest to pick a milder camshaft just to tame it down a bit, rather than going back to a stocker. Really need more info to help you.

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    What kind of cam do you have in it now?

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    Thinking about returning to stock or near stock to sell the car..Thank you all for the feedback! Cam specs in sig...
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    Pretty sure they wont hurt you. You have a 612 lift so I'm gonna guess your springs are probably rated at 650.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01ws6er View Post
    Thinking about returning to stock or near stock to sell the car
    That's a lot of trouble [& some money] to change a car where the buyer might like the cam. Just give the new buyer the stock cam, or sell him the cam job extra if he doesn't like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vexzer View Post
    That's a lot of trouble [& some money] to change a car where the buyer might like the cam. Just give the new buyer the stock cam, or sell him the cam job extra if he doesn't like it.
    in some states the seller has to smog it before they sell it. I know in Cali, that "buy as is" horse shit doesn't fly. the seller has to smog it before it's sold. it's the only good law ca came up with. it keeps sneaky pricks from dumping unsmogable cars on unsuspecting buyers

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    Quote Originally Posted by xmarkx View Post
    in some states the seller has to smog it before they sell it. I know in Cali, that "buy as is" horse shit doesn't fly. the seller has to smog it before it's sold. it's the only good law ca came up with. it keeps sneaky pricks from dumping unsmogable cars on unsuspecting buyers
    I always thought the law sucked, because for out of staters like myself coming out there to buy rust free classic cars, made it a pain in the arse and seemed pointless for a car that wasn't going to be in the state of California anymore. But that's cali for ya, they have always been a bit extreme when it comes to that.

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