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Wish me luck on the cam install...

Starting my cam install today, would not be surprised if it took me a few days lol using two different write ups to hold my hand through this whole process. Will post videos when its done! Damn i hope i dont fuck anything up lol these are the guides im using btw
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any quick tips before i begin? btw, whats the best way to remove a spark plug?

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I used the 2nd write up you have posted. Just follow that step by step and you'll be good. Just watch your followers to make sure they stay in place. O and I didn't have to pull any of them either.

For plugs I think just use the socket that fits to get them unthreaded then I use either needle nose pliers or a.regular spark plug socket to pull them out but I think I left my plugs in.
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Pulling the plugs just makes it easier to turn the engine over by hand. You can leave them in if you want.


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Any chance to make the process easier I'll take lol thank god for pictures, I have no clue what any of the shit their saying is lol guess I'll be learning a lot on this install

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What cams did you buy?

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If you have an extra set of hands/eyes that will also help.
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I used the 2nd write up you have posted. Just follow that step by step and you'll be good. Just watch your followers to make sure they stay in place. O and I didn't have to pull any of them either.

For plugs I think just use the socket that fits to get them unthreaded then I use either needle nose pliers or a.regular spark plug socket to pull them out but I think I left my plugs in.
I unusually use the correct socket to loosen them, then use a coil pack to pull them out. Good luck on the install bud, you're a little braver than me

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You'll be alright Bullethead. You should be able to do a cam swap in an afternoon. It's not that hard, don't let it freak you out.


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If you have an extra set of hands/eyes that will also help.
My dads gunna be here, but he's about as mechanically challenged as I am lol

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You'll be alright Bullethead. You should be able to do a cam swap in an afternoon. It's not that hard, don't let it freak you out.
Yeah I'm just gunna take it nice and slow lol multiple write ups with lots of pictures should serve me well.

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Good luck man! I will be in your shoes pretty soon.

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Its not bad, did a cam swap in my 07 over the course of a day and a half. FFRP intake manifold, Beehive valve springs, phaser limiters. But we just pulled the heads so it was a bit easier.
Advice - make sure you have a tune ready or you're dead in the water, change your plugs when you do the swap, order the lisle tool in case you break off a plug.
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Can't wait to do mine, the install looks easy honestly! I plan on doin the method where you don't use a spring compressor, just loosen everything evenly to pull out the stock then tighten everything evenly to install the new ones. I'll do my plugs then too I guess I had forgot about that

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these are both good videos for the visual learner like myself!


if you havent already ( not sure if you have to or not but i did as it was obvious id have more room.) go ahead and remove your battery and battery tray, then the coil packs. some short bungie cords or zip ties are a good help to hold the wireing harness' out of your way while working near the cams.

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make sure you have a tune ready or you're dead in the water, change your plugs when you do the swap, order the lisle tool in case you break off a plug.
This is why I chose to do it at my house rather my friends who has some mechanical experience, just in case something happened or I didn't get my tune in then it's no biggie cuz it's at my place. But luckily they sent my tune to me today

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More Mustang Power with a Cam Upgrade - YouTube

these are both good videos for the visual learner like myself!


if you havent already ( not sure if you have to or not but i did as it was obvious id have more room.) go ahead and remove your battery and battery tray, then the coil packs. some short bungie cords or zip ties are a good help to hold the wireing harness' out of your way while working near the cams.
I was actually gunna look up some videos when I got home, so your awesome lol thanks man

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Can't wait too see the results. Lol lol

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Good luck with it, I'll hopefully be doing mine after the tax return I can't wait!!


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I only changed a battery and put a cai on before my cam swap.. and mine turned out all right..



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Oh and it's probably too late and probably won't make a difference but I always cleaned the camshaft real good and soaked it in oil overnight. Don't know if anyone does this anymore but it was just the way I was taught


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I wouldn't remove the plugs unless you have a lisle spark plug tool handy as you have the old style head with the two piece spark plug.
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