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Hey guys

Will be doing a heads and cam setup very soon and trying to gather all my parts prior to starting.

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2110 lifters
CHE rocker bushes
Bosch 1500cc injectors.
Cam

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  • Pushrods (anyone know what size)
  • Head studs or bolts (part numbers)
  • Gaskets (Ls9 head gasket and front timing cover, parts numbers also if you can help)
  • Timing chain. (Should I be changing to a different style with a better dampener?)

Is there anything else that I’m missing? Worth wild milling the heads for a bump in compression?
 

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wait to work out pushrod length once all other items are in check them last to get right length, i like the early LS2 dog bone style chain damper
 

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@Lt1z can also help you out, I’d recommend doing the timing chain while your in there, I’d also upgrade the oil pump as well. If your going through the expense to do the cam and pull the heads you might want to consider having them gone through and ported or go aftermarket and sell your stocks.
 

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Ported heads are a great route. You get more bang for your buck, based on my research.

Not sure if push rod length will be an issue with stock heads but others can confirm this.
 

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Sorry should of confirmed when I meant heads, they will be ported and polished and supplied back with dual valve springs, thus why I didn’t mention them.

The cam is actually an lt1z that he spec’d for another bloke down here with a similar combo.

I’m from Australia also.
 

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@Lt1z can also help you out, I’d recommend doing the timing chain while your in there, I’d also upgrade the oil pump as well. If your going through the expense to do the cam and pull the heads you might want to consider having them gone through and ported or go aftermarket and sell your stocks.
Yea do just need to know what chain people go with, also arp part numbers too for the bolts I suppose.

Do you guys recommend an adj chain so I can dial the cam in? Oil pump I was going to keep stock, engine has only done 32mile.
 

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Katech c5r timing chain is what I have, only recommend the oil pump because it’s a relatively cheap upgrade I think 150$ to go with the high output melling pump but obviously your call. If you message Matt he’ll get you squared away with push rods and whatever else you may need. ARP studs are on back order still( I’m currently waiting) not sure about the bolts
 

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Katech c5r timing chain is what I have, only recommend the oil pump because it’s a relatively cheap upgrade I think 150$ to go with the high output melling pump but obviously your call. If you message Matt he’ll get you squared away with push rods and whatever else you may need. ARP studs are on back order still( I’m currently waiting) not sure about the bolts
Ok cheers. I might give Matt a pm.

Is it just the chain you guys swap or the tensioner too?
 

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Tensioner as well. Use the dog bone style in place of the factory setup.
 

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That's it.
 

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Ended up ordering an LSA specific Rollmaster Timing setup. It’s also adjustable so I can dial the cam,
instead of installing it straight up.
How about installing the cam on the ICL, as most of them should be?.. ;)

Daniel,
Since you have moved on, I am not going to bother commenting
on the cam you asked me to. . .OK!

Cheers
 

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How about installing the cam on the ICL, as most of them should be?.. ;)

Daniel,
Since you have moved on, I am not going to bother commenting
on the cam you asked me to. . .OK!

Cheers
I have moved on from you. Siri is my new favourite engine builder. Hahah

I got the cam I send you. Car it was in is near identical running the same times I wanted so just the pulled pin on that.

Cheers
 

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I have moved on from you. Siri is my new favourite engine builder. Hahah

I got the cam I send you. Car it was in is near identical running the same times I wanted so just the pulled pin on that.

Cheers
The cam has correct lift and duration for your application,
albeit the LSA is a little close, similar to what might be used
for a Centrifugal Blower.

If the car is on gasoline, you most likely made the correct choice.
On E85, opening the LSA a bit might have been useful.

While I don't have all of the info regarding the lobes, from
what you sent me it looks like good choice for both intake
and exhaust lobes though.

Those lobes would be, in my opinion, the correct
lobes to use with a 1.7:1 rocker ratio.

People tend to stack on spring pressure, and use the 1.8:1 ratio.

Just means you have to use a larger push rod, as well as
lighter valve train components (JMHO)!

Stay in touch and let me know how things go. . . .

Cheers
 

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The cam has correct lift and duration for your application,
albeit the LSA is a little close, similar to what might be used
for a Centrifugal Blower.

If the car is on gasoline, you most likely made the correct choice.
On E85, opening the LSA a bit might have been useful.

While I don't have all of the info regarding the lobes, from
what you sent me it looks like good choice for both intake
and exhaust lobes though.

Those lobes would be, in my opinion, the correct
lobes to use with a 1.7:1 rocker ratio.

People tend to stack on spring pressure, and use the 1.8:1 ratio.

Just means you have to use a larger push rod, as well as
lighter valve train components (JMHO)!

Stay in touch and let me know how things go. . . .

Cheers
Perfect good too know mate. It will be e85, with stock rockers and CHE bushes. I’m too poor for 1.8’s


Will certainly keep you guys posted
 

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Perfect good too know mate. It will be e85, with stock rockers and CHE bushes. I’m too poor for 1.8’s


Will certainly keep you guys posted
Being poor and keeping it simple seems like an easy thing to do my friend… Lol
 
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