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

Bob bgilbert at gilberts-bc.ca
Sun Jun 28 19:19:30 EDT 2015

Just a follow up...
I checked a couple of other cam gears and the timing marks were BELOW and between the teeth while the one I was working on had its mark ON the tooth. I remarked it to match the ones from my stock (as well as I could) and everything lined up perfectly!

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Davis [mailto:jld at wk.net] 
Sent: June 26, 2015 3:34 PM
To: bgilbert at gilberts-bc.ca; virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: RE: <VV> Camshaft Timing Question

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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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 backward.

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

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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