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Got the cam tensioner, chain, and cam seal from a Mr. Kerry Tuck, who some of you may know from the shoforum as "gosho89". His car won first place at this year's SHO convention, and he's an excellent gentleman to work with. He also included a CD chock full of imagery from the convention, and included his business card in there as well! Thanks Kerry!

So, hopefully this weekend, another familiar person in the SHO world, Jeremy Thomas, should be stopping out, first to give me a lesson in polishing aluminum, then to help me install this bugger! Jeremy used to be a mod here a while bck, and was the fisrt owner of Greg (Tman)'s '91 SHO Plus. Can't think of too many other people I'd want turning wrenches with me!

I'm taking photos of this as well, hopefully I can help another owner in need. Wish me luck. :thumb:

Oh, and sorry about any "anti-SHOism" my one post may have (did) cause.
 

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Tom it's a love-hate relationship with SHO's one minute you love it then it break then you want to put a bullet through the block or a wrench through the windshield.
 

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Originally posted by SableSal@Sep 10 2004, 05:52 PM
Good Luck man, What conversion are you currently doing? Just curious here. Take lots of pics. HAVE FUN!


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The broken cam tensioner to not broken tensioner conversion. :lol:

Jeremy Thomas came down today from Rochester - really cool guy. We yanked the intake and rear valve cover, now I'm trying to figure out if I can just remove the sprocket on one cam and free the tensioner and chain, or if the entire cam has to be out for them to come loose. The guy I bought the tensioner from, Kerry, said the cam needs to come free, but the service CD says only the sprocket. So, I'm awaiting a SHOForum guru to help me out. Meanwhile, the car sits in my pristine-as-hell garage, and the Vulcan is serving full time. :coolgleam:
 

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So, here is said process so far, the tensioner is in blue:

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This is the dilema, here... sprocket bolts, or remove the whole cam?
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Tom, It's hard to get it out with just the sprockets disconnected. You will have to remove one, finagle the chain off of it, and finally get it free (which in itself is a task with the chain on). Then you need to repeat with the other side. It's really not that difficult. Just make sure you don't mix up the timing marks.
 

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Originally posted by Mikeys_Taurus@Sep 13 2004, 11:55 PM
Tom, It's hard to get it out with just the sprockets disconnected. You will have to remove one, finagle the chain off of it, and finally get it free (which in itself is a task with the chain on).
Damn straight!

But, it's out. And back in. I'm going to trry and get her buttoned up this weekend.

I damn near had a heart attack after I had everything back in except for one sprocket bolt on the intake cam. As we're turning the motor over to get to the bolt, I see that the timing mark on the chain is off from the tickmark on the sprocket.

:curse:

But, the rear mark is off from it's tick by one link as well, same as the front. So the cams are still in time, chains aren't. Not happy 'bout that, but it'll work. :neutral: More to come...
 
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