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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 13th, 11, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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Stock 68 SS RS 396

Hey guys, I am considering changing my CAM on my stock 68 BB. Car has all stock components and the 350hp engine with the RS grill. Is it possible to change the CAM without removing the engine? Looking for replied from folks that have actually done it.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 13th, 11, 11:41 PM
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Re: Stock 68 SS RS 396

Yeah. You have to take out radiator and shroud. Since you are going down that far, might want to just pull the engine out the car and freshen up the engine and under the hood if it needs it... Just an idea...

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Re: Stock 68 SS RS 396

as Jess says, probably easier to pull the engine

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 11, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Stock 68 SS RS 396

The engine only has 1100 miles on it. No need to freshin up anything. I am just not happy with the CAM that the engine builder put in the car. I am not going to change it if I have to pull the engine. Only going to do it if I can leave the engine on the mounts and in the car. Changing heads while I am at it.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 11, 05:44 AM
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Re: Stock 68 SS RS 396

I meant a cosmetic freshening. New decals, clean and polish things and wipe crud out of the corners. New coat of paint here and there... You can change the cam with engine in the car. You have to remove the radiator and shroud. I dont remember, but you may need to tilt the trans down in the back just a little to get a better angle on the cam going in the block. I dont remember. Somebody help me here... I know it can be done though... I did it. But if you have the tools and lift, it will save your back doing it out the car... Good Luck... Jess

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 11, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Stock 68 SS RS 396

Thanks everyone
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 11, 08:27 PM
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Re: Stock 68 SS RS 396

John,
You can swap the cam in your 68 SS/RS with out pulling the engine, I have done it many times to mine in the past with no problems.

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Re: Stock 68 SS RS 396

You can change the cam in the car as said.
You will have to trim off the upper inside corners of the timing chain cover to get it back on if you chose not to drop the oil pan.

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