This video I actually remove the old cam and install the LS1 cam in my 5.3. The swap was very easy.. So easy in fact a brain dead monkey could do it. Just make sure all you spin the cam over several times so the lifter trays catch all the lifters and hold them in place.. Worse comes to worse you can stick some wooden dowels on either side of the lifter tunnel to prevent a rogue lifter from falling into the oil pan aka the dark abyss.
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How to Install a Performance Cam Shaft for an LS3 LS1 LS2 LS7 LSX Engine.
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GM LS1 V8 Engine Swap Part I
Catching up on the times.. I have thrown in the towel on old obsolete
engines and have moved forward into a newer technology. I have given up on
my 455 for the simple fact that it is expensive to drive with high fuel
prices.. and an LS engine will provide me with better all around
performance and economy..
UPDATE: I ended up tossing a Q-jet on the 5.3 and calling it a day with the
LS1 cam this little guy pulls to 6000 no problem and melts the tires
without a problem.. You simply can't beat these little motors.
How to Install a Comp Cam in a 5.3L LM7 Part 2
I show you the basics of installing a cam in a 5.3L (LS1 type engine). The
cam I install is a new Comp Cam part #54-455-11 with 215/223 Duration and
.604/.610 Lift on a 112 LSA.
To go along with the install I put in new 7.4" Hardened Chomoley Pushrods
and Comp 918 Valve Spring good for .625 lift.
5.3 With Z06 cam
This is the first start of the 5.3 going into a 78 trans am. extreme!!
Best Tips for Breaking in a New Camshaft
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first few minutes of operation will determine the long-term survival of
your flat-tappet camshaft. More agressive lobe designs, stronger
valvesprings and changes to the additives in modern motor oils makes a
"wiped" cam lobe much more likely than in the days of classic muscle cars.
These are a few very important tips for properly breaking in your high
performance flat tappet camshaft.
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84 Chevy C10 LSx 5.3 swap with Z06 Cam - Parts Needed Shown - Truck LS1
See the whole swap in a time-lapse video on my '87 Chevy truck here:
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2001 5.3 160k mi
2002 Z06 Cam and Springs
In-Line High Pressure Fuel Pump Just after the Tank Selector Switch
2009 4L60E (didnt work out)
1" Belltech Front Drop Springs
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Eaton Posi and 3.73's
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The motor mount adapter plates used in this video place the engine one inch
too far forward. You need the adapter plates called the "One Inch Set-back"
plates. They'll place the engine and trans perfectly so that you can use
your original driveshaft without modification. They can be found on eBay
for $60 shipped.
Intake EGR block off freeze plug is Dorman #555-025
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5.3 LS 327 dyno test
This is an Episode of the Car Junkie TV show "Suck Squeeze Bang Blow" which
I edited when I worked for the company. It is a Dyno test of the LS 327 GM crate
1999 silverado cam swap
1999 silverado 84,000 miles ls6 cam and springs, flowmaster Exhaust and spectre Exhaust. the swap went well except for one of
the lifters falling into the engine, but if i can do it anyone can, thank
you LS1TRUCK.COM for all the help.
5.3 Squirter Cam'd Running on Engine Stand with LOPE 7-24-13 - LS1 LSx TFS 30602003 cam
Started today by swapping the cam in the Squirter. I noticed that the old
cam was nasty with rust pits. I was worried that the lifters were probably
pitted as well. I asked everyone if I should just run the new cam and risk
damaging it or just run an inexpensive stock LS2 cam. I was just about to
go with running the LS2 cam when my buddy Brad showed up.
I told him of the decision I was trying to make on the cam and he says lets
check the lifters. I told him that I was not pulling and reinstalling the
heads. He pops back with "I will". So after that we rode on his motivation.
He pulled the heads, lifters had pits and we through in a good used set.
We reused the MLS head gasket. On the "eBay" heads, we noticed about four
of the nuts didnt want to come off of the stud. So I recommend that ya'll
might not want to torque them to the ARP recommended 80ft lb. Or it could
have been my poor choice of thread sealer/lube. So when we torqued them
back down we only went to 70ft lb.
I spilled oil everywhere lubing the studs and etc. We were curious to see
if the reused head gaskets were ok and the head studs, so we put the intake
and all back on so that we could start it up. Also, of course we wanted to
hear that cam lope. ;)
For more on the "Squirter" project see the Squirter video playlist on my
Channel by clicking on my name under the vidoe. " AGearHead4Life "
New installed cam is a Trick Flow cam TFS-30602003. Specs are; Dur:
228/230, Lift: 585/585, 112lsa
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-5.3 LS based Engine, High Mileage and Rust Pitted Cylinders buring oil on
-Oil Pump .080" Shimm, about 10psi bump.
-862 Heads, Milled .045", Rocker Stud Lump Removed
-Trick Flow Cam 228/230 585/585 112lsa
-Dual Vavle Springs
-Hardened Push Rods
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