- May 27, 2020
Keeping in mind that your camshaft will be replaced, after a few days of soaking the bores with Kroil see if you can rock the camI figured out why the camshaft won’t come out: It’s hitting the lifters that are rusted in the block. There was so much gunk in there I didn’t even know they were there (the lifter rods had been removed). So now I have to figure out how to get them out. I sprayed them good with Kroil. We’ll see if I can loosen them up. Problem is, I can’t get the Crankshaft off unless I get the Camshaft off do I can remove the end plate.
And suggestions of how to remove the Lifters? Work from inside the block and push them out towards the head? Push from the top of the block head to loosen and then push out from the bottom of the block?
back and forth with a pipe wrench or other leverage multiplying device. You only have to move the lifters a little to get the cam out.
Once it is out you will have better access to drive the lifters out the rest of the way.