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degree wheel needed?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BranndonC, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    ok i have my crank/pistons/cam sahft all installed, the number 1 piston is at TDC, the dots sprockets are totally alligned, here is a crude photo chop of how they actually look, but are better alligned in person. so do i need to go out and buy a degreeing wheel, or is it safe to move on to the heads now?
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Looks good to me. I have never had the oppertunity to use a degree wheel.
     
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    unless you are building an all out race motor Degreeing the cam is not needed. The real purpose of it is to check for error on the timing (actual timing compared to the cam card)most cam manufacters will tell you the grinds are real acturate.
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif Looks good run it /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    Looks good. But that timing chain looks thin on the left side and looks like your crank gear is coming apart on the right!!! /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif j/k I know its a chop...... /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif

    I've never used a degree wheel either. Just the dot method.
     
  7. BranndonC

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    thanks everyone, now i can continue on the motor /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
  8. bigblock44k5

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    Your good to go. Cam grinding has come along way over the years. If you put it in "straight up" the lobe centers will be right on. Degree wheels are mostly used for indexing a cam with concentric bushings around the sprocket bolts to achieve desired results in a certain rpm range.
     

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