<VV> &lt;VV&gt; Camshaft Timing Question

Jim Davis jld at wk.net
Fri Jun 26 18:33:45 EDT 2015

Every once in a while, a bad batch of cam gears shows
up (the slot for the Woodruff key is miss cut).  If
you have a used Chevy cam gear, you can check the
slots position for confirmation.  I have switched to
Ray Sedman's adjustable cam gear for that reason
about two years ago.
Jim Davis.  

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>From    : Bob via
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Subject : RE: <VV> Camshaft Timing Question


I'm just early on in the process of re-assembling my
3.1 for my UltraVan and
yesterday I put the crankcase halves together.

I have the shop manual but mostly followed the
directions in Bob Helt's book
for aligning the camshaft to the crankshaft.

As with the first build there is no way I can get the
alignment marks
absolutely together. The closest I get is about a
half tooth off.

I pulled the camshaft several times and moved it 1
tooth forward and

Everything else looks right i.e. number 2 piston is
at TDC as per Bob Helt's

It ran like this the first time but now I'm curious -
has this happened to
anybody else? Do I need to be concerned?





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