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billd billd is offline
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Stuck camshaft

I test fit my left camshaft. It went in fairly smoothly and turned freely. However when I attempted to pull it out it hung up about 1/3 of the way out - when the end of the cam reached the journal between cylinders 2 and 3. No amount of twisting, jiggling, and pulling will get the bearing at the end of the cam past this journal. This is a Solex cam in a 1977 2.7L cam housing.

Does anyone have any tricks for extricating a stuck camshaft?

I'm tempted to leave it in and continue assembling.
Old 02-06-2006, 05:44 PM
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