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Old 11-01-2020, 02:04 PM   #1
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Default Series of questions on timing gear replacement

I recently opened my timing cover for the first time and found that the timing gear had some degraded teeth and the camshaft nut had been beat to hell by a previous owner, so I decided to replace it. Some questions:
  1. There seems to be a LOT of end play in the camshaft, like it slides back and forth a good .2" or so. Is that normal? I realize the thrust plunger is supposed to hold it in, I was just surprised.
  2. Assuming I get this gear out, any tips on installing the new one (other than making sure to line up the timing mark)? Should I pre-grease? Should I put anti-seize on the new camshaft nut?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-01-2020, 03:45 PM   #2
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Default Re: Series of questions on timing gear replacement

N'Abend Alexis,

have a look to https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=272067

Yes, the camshaft can moved about 4 mm.
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Thanks Werner, I reviewed your thread. As someone commented, the chiseling done to my camshaft nut kept me from getting the tool onto it until I got in there with a Dremel (with flexible extension) and ground off the protruding points. I just now got the nut off with a breaker bar.

I looked at a few different solutions for locking the gear while pulling on the nut. I settled on using two short pieces of flat steel, clamped as tightly as possible on either side of the gear. Worked great.

Anyone have tips on installation of the new (laminated) gear?
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Old 11-01-2020, 10:24 PM   #4
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Default Re: Series of questions on timing gear replacement

Finally had time to go through some old threads and I found all the info I need. Thanks everyone.
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Thanks Werner, I reviewed your thread. As someone commented, the chiseling done to my camshaft nut kept me from getting the tool onto it until I got in there with a Dremel (with flexible extension) and ground off the protruding points. I just now got the nut off with a breaker bar.

I looked at a few different solutions for locking the gear while pulling on the nut. I settled on using two short pieces of flat steel, clamped as tightly as possible on either side of the gear. Worked great.

Anyone have tips on installation of the new (laminated) gear?
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Old 11-07-2020, 11:45 AM   #7
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Just wanted to check back in and report that everything went fine, and I even managed to align the timing and crank marks correctly on the first try with the radiator in place. Woohoo.
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