posted February 26, 2004 10:25 PM
I have a 355 changed timing chain and noticed a roller cam button.I dont know what kind of cam is in it no numberson cam,do I need to put a roller cam button back in or will it be ok without.
posted February 26, 2004 10:41 PM
the are so cheap i use them in all my engines.
posted February 27, 2004 01:47 PM
They really arent needed on non roller engines because a combination of taper built into the lobes/lifters and the timing chain should hold the cam in the block, but it doesnt hurt to put them in anyway in case you have a sudden stop or impact that could jar the cam forward which could cause all kinds of problems. If you decide to use one just make sure you have the clearance right between the button and the timing chain cover so you arent putting constant pressure between the cam gear and the block.
posted February 27, 2004 02:08 PM
I have used them on solid cams to help with cam walk...yes they so you dont need em with solids just keep an eye on your dist gear!
posted February 27, 2004 03:09 PM
what's a cam button? fords rule!
posted February 27, 2004 10:08 PM
how do I tell if its a roller cam.
posted February 28, 2004 08:40 AM
Lefthander you can check your lifters. If you have a wheel that "rolls" on the cam you have a roller cam.