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Big Block "cam oiling clips"?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Zeus33rd, May 5, 2003.

  1. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Big Block \"cam oiling clips\"?

    What are these things? How do they work? Where do they go? Where can I get them? Pros? Cons?

    Just curious cause of the flat cam I have now...Got a new Extreme 4x4 cam and lifters, and I don't want the same to happen again. I know the big blocks are known for eating cams/bad cam oiling...I want to prevent it from happening again. /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
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    Re: Big Block \"cam oiling clips\"?

    PM Shawn...he has one on his 496...pretty simple and cheap deal...Personally though, if the cam is broken in correctly, a flat lobe should be a moot point...just use lots of the red assembly goop and run it...thats just me...I know that the system that Shwan has requires drilling and tapping the oil galley...no a good idea unless you like the idea of metal chips floating round your motor /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

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    Re: Big Block \"cam oiling clips\"?

    never mind..i thought you were talking about the overhead cam oiler that plugs into you cam oil galley...I don't know about the clips...
     
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Re: Big Block \"cam oiling clips\"?

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    never mind..i thought you were talking about the overhead cam oiler that plugs into you cam oil galley...I don't know about the clips...

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    Thats exactly what I was refering too, I just couldn't remember what they were called. And I didn't realize it required drilling and tapping..lol. TO much work. I'll just do like you said, assembly lube stuff, proper break in and hope for the best. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Re: Big Block \"cam oiling clips\"?

    go to off road .com search for BC ENGINEERING, overhead
    auxilery cam oiler,prodject potent rodent, theres a little
    more to it than the article says,if you order it bob will
    fill you in on the what nots, /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Big Block \"cam oiling clips\"?

    OKay cool we are on the same page then /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gifYeah , I don't know why Shwan got it b/c his 496 is a roller cam motor and doesn't need the extra oil really...Oh well...a good set of lifter and a good cam (which you already have) /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif when broken in properly will do just fine...Do you have the stock pressure springs on your heads or do you have heavy springs? if you have heavy-seat pressure afermarket springs, I suggest that you swap in some low-pressure springs for the break-in period...With radical springs, even the perfect break-in technique and all the proper precautions can leat to a flat lobe /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gifjust a thought...

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    Re: Big Block \"cam oiling clips\"?

    Well, I'm kinda shooting blind on the springs. My guess is that they are not stock stuff. I bought the truck this motor was in for $300. Had a blown head gasket. But whoever built it did it right I think. It has Harland Sharpe full roller aluminum rockers. The part number on the lifters is a Comp Cams part#. 427 heads on a 402 block. HV oil pump, balanced crank, forged pistons. The guy that did the head job for me said it had stainless still intake valves, or something liek that, I dont remember. So I figure if it has all that stuff, it might have the heavier springs. I was looking at getting the Comp Cams 911-16 springs. or 916-11, I cant remember.
     
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    Re: Big Block \"cam oiling clips\"?

    I did the cam oiler since I thought I was going with a standard cam/lifters then I changed my mind to a roller cam after the oiler was done. I figured it wouldn't hurt to have it. Someone else mentioned cutting grooves in your lifters to help oil the cam. I think Comp carries a tool just for that. For any cam/spring/lifter questions, I frequently turn to Comp and call their 800 number.
     

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