1978 231 V6 Cam Replacement

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1978 231 V6 Cam Replacement

Postby mikebrow74 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:39 pm

I have my 78 Monza Spyder apart for paint, including front bumper, fenders and hood. I am considering replacing the cam. I'd like to avoid the scope creep for now and replace the cam and lifters later. My question is can I remove the cam with only the radiator and condenser removed, or does the front-end have to come back off? Obviously if it does, it would be advantageous to do the cam now.
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Re: 1978 231 V6 Cam Replacement

Postby Brad C » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:25 pm

Back in the day, I changed the cam in my first 1975 Skyhawk with only the radiator removed, AC condenser did not have to be removed. Zero front end parts were removed, other than the upper radiator plate.
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Re: 1978 231 V6 Cam Replacement

Postby cammerjeff » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:33 pm

2nd that, I replaced the cam on my 78 Sunbird Wagon with only the radiator removed, but it did not have a condeser
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