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Hey guys, I was wondering about the headwork that needs to be done on the Hemi when installing the 6.1L Cam. I know that the cam install isnt that bad but what about installing the valve springs? I would seriously consider buying the cam but what worries me is the cost of install. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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man dont have someone else do the install for money, see if you cant find a DT member in your area if he does charge you than it will be alot less than taking it somewhere. And the springs are a PITA
 

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he's got an 03 so his springs shouldn't have the gaurds, so they should be a little easier
 

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I wasnt planning on taking it somewhere but when I wrote the question in the case that I end up having to take it somewhere. I may talk to Matt (Hemi450HP) and see if he will be able to help me, the only problem is that I don't have access to the tools to do the job.
 

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there really is no special tools except for the gear puller and that's cheap to buy or rent...
 

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man if you live in texas there are tons of guys that know how to do it down there, post up where you are from and we will find someone who can help
 

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I live in Texas....Houston.
 

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dude half of this website lives near you by the end of today you should be able to find someone to help u out.
 

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lol, thats why i'm on here. hahaha, i want it bad.
 

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just make a thread in the general talk forum that you need someone near by to help you with the install!
 

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me and sawcut64 use a wood 2x6 and one person holds it while the other whacks it with a rubber mallet! it has worked twice no issues....but it would be nice to use a tool designed for the install
 

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Yes you only need to get it on enough to thread on about a 1/2" of the crank bolt, then you can use an impact to finish installing it. Nos4fuel if you want to drive up to Waxahachie(20 miles south of Dallas), I'm sure we can work something out for your cam install.
 

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skaarew said:
me and sawcut64 use a wood 2x6 and one person holds it while the other whacks it with a rubber mallet! it has worked twice no issues....but it would be nice to use a tool designed for the install
Beating on the crankshaft can break the engine block where the thrust bearing contacts the block and pushing the damper on with the bolt is very hard on the bolt and crank threads. Here are a few balancer installation tools.

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item...group_ID=12560&store=snapon-store&dir=catalog

http://www.toolsource.com/ost/produ...3458&mscssid=SF6DJRWVSE248M4GX51CUP50BFV64VB0

http://www.amazon.com/KD-Tools-Harmonic-Balancer-Installer/dp/B00063VZMI

http://www.kalyx.com/store/proddeta...0/CategoryID/20500.0/SubCatID/9905.0/file.htm
 

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dodge3471 said:
Beating on the crankshaft can break the engine block where the thrust bearing contacts the block and pushing the damper on with the bolt is very hard on the bolt and crank threads. Here are a few balancer installation tools.

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item...group_ID=12560&store=snapon-store&dir=catalog

http://www.toolsource.com/ost/produ...3458&mscssid=SF6DJRWVSE248M4GX51CUP50BFV64VB0

http://www.amazon.com/KD-Tools-Harmonic-Balancer-Installer/dp/B00063VZMI

http://www.kalyx.com/store/proddeta...0/CategoryID/20500.0/SubCatID/9905.0/file.htm
Agreed that a installation tool would be better and probably easier, but NOT necessary. I know several different people, some of whom have done multiple cam swaps, and all of them used a hammer, block of wood, and an impact. Like I said you just need to get a 1/2" started then the impact, and you really can't get a descent swing anyway, so it turns out to be a bunch of little taps. Also use a little lube to help it slide on easier. Either method will work fine.
 

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I'm about to tackle this install myself. So the special tools are gear puller, hammer, block of wood. Got it. ;)
 

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rock1 said:
I'm about to tackle this install myself. So the special tools are gear puller, hammer, block of wood. Got it. ;)
The tool needed to reinstall your dampner is FREE at AUTOZONE, you pay for it and get your money back when you return it... so it wouldnt hurt to use the right tool to get the dampner installed. I have "Wacked" a few dampners on myself... but there is NOTHING like the right tool for the right job.

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The tool needed to reinstall your dampner is FREE at AUTOZONE, you pay for it and get your money back when you return it... so it wouldnt hurt to use the right tool to get the dampner installed. I have "Wacked" a few dampners on myself... but there is NOTHING like the right tool for the right job.

SPEED SAFE, AIR RAM
good point. that's what tools are for, right!
 
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