how much is a stock cam for a 1977 chevy nova cam and how do u put it in?

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  • how much is a stock cam for a 1977 chevy nova cam and how do u put it in?


Answer #1 | 18/12 2013 21:48
You hire a real mechanic , since you are likely to install it incorrectly if your asking this . A cam is tricky to install correctly, else you can bend all your valves if installed wrong.
Answer #2 | 19/12 2013 05:00
Stock cam is $54.00 at Auto Zone. I have included a link compliments of Auto Zone on how to change a camshaft. Keep in mind there are bearings/bushings in the block that should be checked as well as runout once the cam is in place. Runout is in and out slop that needs to be addressed otherwise your timing will never stay put. Read the instructions or better yet, get a Haynes manual for your vehicle. If you think you have the cojones to do it, do it. If it sounds to difficult, there is always a mechanic willing to do the job. Stick with ASE certified shops or you could end up with a pile of junk.
Answer #3 | 21/12 2013 09:42
While the cam is the most important part of the engine and must be installed correctly it's not as difficult or scary as some answers would lead you to believe. With some knowledge and some care you can install one your self with little problem. I have rebuilt many engines both inline and V configurations. Many years ago I bought a book called "How to rebuild a small block Chevy" and still refer to it during each engine rebuild. It's simple and easy to follow. Get one.

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