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Old 01-24-2010, 04:25 PM
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I'm posting this writeup at the request of a member friend. It's a quick and easy way to fabricate a cam locking/holding tool for head reassembly. Please pardon my dirty finger nails .

Here are most of the tools

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The aluminum is purchased at Home depot. 1" flat stock. I like aluminum over steel because it's easier to work with and softer in case it comes up against the seal housing.

1. Measure and cut the horizontal support, about 10". Use care with the cutoff disk with aluminum it's not as easy as steel. you really have to hold on tight. Then transferr the hole locations for the distributor cap hole and the cam position sensor (CPS) as shown.

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Drill the holes at close to the sizes of the CPS and dist. cap screws but favor the lower edge of the horizontal. Installed it should look something like this. Use the dist. cap screws but add over sized nuts to make up the difference as shown and us the CPS screw.

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insert stock into the cam slot and mark at the edge of the horizontal. Then put it into a vise(brake if you're fortunate enough to have one) and bend the flat stock. The pic shows the stock positioned in the vise above the mark..Don't do this put it right at the mark and bend.

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Insert into the slot, mark the verticals above the the horizontal and cut off above the horizontal support.
 

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Old 01-24-2010, 05:07 PM
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Hold the bent vertical in the cam slot, mark and cut. Then hold the cut piece in the cam slot and mark a hole location that will allow a screw to attach the horizontal to the vertical. Because the stock is only 1" attention needs to paid to the screw heads. see pic from back side.

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Drill hole in the vertical and use it to mark a hole in the horizontal.

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yes... this motor was beeding big(BIG) time from it's cam seals. I can't wait to measure the cylinders.

Bolt the verticals to the horizontal with 10-32 or 10-24 and tighten every thing up. Worked well for me... hope it helps.

Gabe, don't build one(unless you really want to) I'll send you the one I made for the write up. An early graduation gift, just PM your shipping address. Yeah I still need those parts so I'll PM you.

PS... I almost forgot. another simple tool I made to remove the aux./serpintine belt. 10-24 screws in aluminum angle bought at Home Depot. Use washers though and tighten the screws well.

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Old 01-24-2010, 06:13 PM
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Awesome write up right here

Should definitely get stickied. This will really come in handy for someone who is doing a tear down on the their motor, or in my case, upgrade cams.
 
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Is there anyway I can make this after I have already torn the head apart? I am doing this on the S70 AWD turbo. Thanks
 
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you are a genius !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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whaaaaat?
 
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Thank you so much for this writeup, could someone answer a few questions for me about it though?

I have a 94 850 turbo with no markings on the cams, during my mechanics repair of the head gasket, after removing the cams, the crank spun, and with no marks on the crank, they were stumped how to get it timed, they have given up, and I am going to attempt to time it back, will this tool allow it to be timed incorectly? Or if I use it, it will always be in time? I just am a bit confused, if someone could please explain what they would do to get my car back in time?
 
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I must say this is a great forum I have ever visited. I love to read topic that are informative and actually have good content. Thank you for sharing your experiences and I look forward to reading more.I also like the perspective you brought to this subject. Its like you have an insight that most people haven't seen before. Keep it up
 
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Great post! Whats the thickness of the flat stock alluminum?
 
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do you mean you want a locksmith tool for you car?
 
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will this apply to a 2000 volvo c70
 
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I'm interested in making the Cam Tool, but the link to download the pictures posted by Bobec within his post do not work. Does someone have his write-up as an attachment or maybe the Site Admin can fix the links. Thanks.
 
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Originally Posted by Bobec View Post
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Hold the bent vertical in the cam slot, mark and cut. Then hold the cut piece in the cam slot and mark a hole location that will allow a screw to attach the horizontal to the vertical. Because the stock is only 1" attention needs to paid to the screw heads. see pic from back side.

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Drill hole in the vertical and use it to mark a hole in the horizontal.

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yes... this motor was beeding big(BIG) time from it's cam seals. I can't wait to measure the cylinders.

Bolt the verticals to the horizontal with 10-32 or 10-24 and tighten every thing up. Worked well for me... hope it helps.

Gabe, don't build one(unless you really want to) I'll send you the one I made for the write up. An early graduation gift, just PM your shipping address. Yeah I still need those parts so I'll PM you.

PS... I almost forgot. another simple tool I made to remove the aux./serpintine belt. 10-24 screws in aluminum angle bought at Home Depot. Use washers though and tighten the screws well.

Attachment 2093

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Thanks for the helpful information Bobec. I am new to this forum and my 96 850 GLT. I am in the process of replacing the cylinder head and can use some tips on the tools I will need to get it done. Is it possible you can do a write up on the serpentine belt tool? Thanks
 
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this is a great tool,however i need to know ,how do you tell when the cam is in the correct position ?
 
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Once you hold your daily bent directory under the cam slot, picture and also cut. Then handle your reduced component in the cam slot as well as grade an pit location that will let an **** to be able to attach your daily side to side for the straight. Because the stock is merely 1" interest have to hired to the **** ventures. meet pic on side aspect.
 
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Gotta clean my keyboard again. Thanks, I needed that.

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good post.
 
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Well, Each and every organization uses various solution in their work. So first of all you should have to install patch panels and perform custom fabrication. Even preformed fix sections require forming and modifications to fit effectively.
 
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question ; how do we know if the cams being level how do i know if they are not 180 degrees off...gears were off cams...Okay...I put them on the bench and it seems there is only one way that the timing marks will be lined up and slots on cams level
 

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How far apart are the bolts on the serpentine belt tool? How big is that square opening on the tension-er anyways? 3/8" square, 1/2" square??

Great post, thanks especially for the photos.
 

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