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Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:47 pm 
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now that ive finally got the shims, im looking at installing my wade 1636
im not to keen on doing it myself since iv never replaced a cam before and i dont particularly want to stuff anything up :)

if i was to get it done at the mechanics roughly how much would i be up for??
although iv heard that the 1636 runs on both the standard computer and springs is it worth looking at a j3 chip to get the most out of the cam or is this just a waste of money??

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 Post subject: Re: cam install??
Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:26 am 
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Campbell18 wrote:
now that ive finally got the shims, im looking at installing my wade 1636
im not to keen on doing it myself since iv never replaced a cam before and i dont particularly want to stuff anything up :)

if i was to get it done at the mechanics roughly how much would i be up for??
although iv heard that the 1636 runs on both the standard computer and springs is it worth looking at a j3 chip to get the most out of the cam or is this just a waste of money??

cheers


You should be able to get away with just the stock ECU...if you have the extra money I guess you can get the J3 chip. I suggest getting a Vernier Camshaft Sprocket first though, it's a relatively cheap tuning gear if you want aftermarket camshafts to run well.

Not sure how much it would cost to install a camshaft, but I would assume $100 or more.

 

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 Post subject: Re: cam install??
Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:30 pm 
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okey dokey
anything just over $100 sounds pretty reasonable
how much is a vernier gear worth roughly?
if i was to have a crack myself is there any tech docos i could use as a guideline?
apparently its pretty straight forward, but ive never taken the rocker gear apart before so im not to sure wats involved

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 Post subject: Re: cam install??
Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:08 am 
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I recon most mechanics would allow two hours to install a cam in the SOHC I6, more to dial it in, budget for at least two hours at the rate charged where ever you get the work done.

 

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 Post subject: Re: cam install??
Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:19 am 
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Mate with Wade cams theyre drop in and go, dont worry about the vernier gear if your strapped for cash or dont plan on changing cams again.

With the $ saved, get a J3 instead!

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:42 am 
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Campbell18 im in the same siuation myself mate if you do have a go at it ill be interested to hear how you went..
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 Post subject: Re: cam install??
Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:38 pm 
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how much does a wade 1636 cost??
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 Post subject: Re: cam install??
Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:12 pm 
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i got mine second hand from a fellow fordmodder
im pretty sure its around $150 for a regrind from wade cams
you'll need to allow another $40 or so for shims on top of that though

 

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 Post subject: Re: cam install??
Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:12 am 
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hi guys, sorry to hi-jack but don't see a point in starting a new thread, and just want to know a few things about my own install.
dropping in a crowcam into my AU, its going into a brand new! AU engine. just wondering what other things i'll need to get it in. (shims, vernier gear, springs?)
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