article=23 - The following two books available at or your local Barnes & Noble.
- The following threads I got feedback in here at Camaro5: Valve Cover and Transmission cooling line clips: t=122753 Measuring Pushrod length and Lifter preload:
category=1 - The guys at East Coast Supercharging, namely Chris, Doug, and Mike who have tolerated me via email and on the phone over the past several months as I have contemplated what path I wanted to take with upgrading the car.
- Last but not least my father, a mechanic for over 45 years who still bleeds Hemi Orange from his MOPAR days of grudge match racing in the 60's, for being there when I needed some pointers and him mentioning things to watch for and especially him resisting the urge to "hold my hand" through the process and just letting me work my way through it as it is really the only way to learn.
I may have omitted something during the write-up here so I will continue to update the thread as things are called to my attention.
I will say up front that I am not a mechanic but do consider myself mechanically "inclined" in that I am not afraid to dig into the car having prepared myself for the task at hand.
t=122560 - Engine Torque Specifications are available in both books mentioned above as well as in the following thread: - More torque specs from LS1How To:
I have also never stayed at a Holiday Inn Select so I have that strike against me before I even got started.
I did not undertake this task without researching the whole process online, in books, and by posting questions here in the forum when I needed to so here is a list of most of the resources I utilized throughout the project; - The often cited LS1How To 4th Gen cam swap article:
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