Camshaft Movement

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  1. gnx547

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    I installed the cam and thrust plate. The cam moves in and out a little bit. Should there be no movement at all?
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    A little play is normal when you don't have the timing gear installed. Install the timing chain gear and recheck. You should only have somewhere around .004" end play (if I remember correctly).

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    A few months ago I bought a Cloyes timing chain (part number 9145) and today I tried putting it on and it does not fit. The teeth won't go into the chain nice and even. What timing chain should I buy that will fit?
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    Frpp makes one. I have a melling, i may have even got it from autozone, i can't remember now.
    Are you sure you have the right part# for your application?
    Joe
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    This is the chain that I bought from Rock Auto.

    CLOYES Part # 9145 High Performance [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG] Links: 58; Pitch: 1/4 in.; Rollers: Double; Double Roller; Street True Roller Timing Chain; SVT Cobra; GT Model (Only 3 Remaining)
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    You could buy a billet gear set for around $66 from Summit or Trick flow... they are made by SA Gear

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