Senior Tech Team
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Long Island, N.Y.
Re: Roller camshaft end play
Hi John, if you have the option of using the stepped-nose (MK-VI) cam by all means take advantage of using this setup. It will make your life much easier and require almost no "special" tools to assemble.
Just about all our "streeters" and "street/strip" builds no longer get cam buttons. We stopped using them a few years back.
Around the same time we began replacing all our roller cam inventory and our timing sets over to the stepped-nose setup, we now even do the early SBC's on the same platform, no cam buttons!
Our high-end builds usually get belt-drives so no buttons there either!
Thanks, Gary in N.Y.
P.S. With respect to the photo above showing the mounted plate, I would really recommend using the OEM mounting screws instead of that type bolt pictured. Too many times we've seen the rear side of the cam gear make contact with those larger bolt heads. If not at least check it during the mock-up period?
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Last edited by GOSFAST; May 24th, 19 at 11:27 AM.