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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I just pulled the trigger on some tw-222's from fuel moto! Hopefully they'll be here before the weekend! Got a cam installer/puller off eBay too. Hopefully it will be here also. Shouldn't have a problem installing the cams. Just hope I can get the pushrods adjusted right!

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Sweet. Lets us know how it turns out

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Do you already have adjustable push rods? Your gonna need them unless you intend to pull the top of the motor apart also. I've read a lot of folks who don't like messing with them, but I like them myself. I don't find them difficult to adjust at all.

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Do you already have adjustable push rods? Your gonna need them unless you intend to pull the top of the motor apart also. I've read a lot of folks who don't like messing with them, but I like them myself. I don't find them difficult to adjust at all.
Ordered them as a complete install kit from fuel moto.

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Ordered them as a complete install kit from fuel moto.
You going to cut (with bolt cutters) the pushrods or pop the tops off?

If you are going cut them, try and make sure you're on the compression stroke of the set you cut. Easy enough to do. A good rule of thumb, if you can spin em - you can cut em.

Adjusting pushrods is not rocket science. Hydraulics have lots of fudge factor in them. Just make sure you adjust them when you're on the base circle and don't roll the motor over until you can spin an adjusted pushrod with your fingers. With these new shitty Harley lifters you can probably spin the pushrod within a couple minutes after you've adjusted the pushrod... When you tighten up the locknuts don't go ape shit, but don't be too shy. Clean up the pushrod covers really well and use new o-rings. You will be very surprised how much oil will leak if the pushrod o-rings aren't clean or seated right...

Also if you're replacing the inner cam bearings, clean the bearings really good before you lube em with engine oil. You want to get all the packing slurry out of there.
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You going to cut (with bolt cutters) the pushrods or pop the tops off?

If you are going cut them, try and make sure you're on the compression stroke of the set you cut. Easy enough to do. A good rule of thumb, if you can spin em - you can cut em.

Adjusting pushrods is not rocket science. Hydraulics have lots of fudge factor in them. Just make sure you adjust them when you're on the base circle and don't roll the motor over until you can spin an adjusted pushrod with your fingers. With these new shitty Harley lifters you can probably spin the pushrod within a couple minutes after you've adjusted the pushrod... When you tighten up the locknuts don't go ape shit, but don't be too shy. Clean up the pushrod covers really well and use new o-rings. You will be very surprised how much oil will leak if the pushrod o-rings aren't clean or seated right...

Also if you're replacing the inner cam bearings, clean the bearings really good before you lube em with engine oil. You want to get all the packing slurry out of there.
Ditto the covers installed good. I had oil everywhere after the test run. Talk about a panic moment.
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Thanks for all the pointers! This will be the first time I've changed cams in a harley. I've changed cams in several v8's before. Pretty sure I can tackle this.

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I think you'll be surprised just how easy it really is.

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I think you'll be surprised just how easy it really is.
Agreed. Just have to take your time and pay attention. Speaking of, keep an eye on the oil pump parts and don't mix them up.
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Here is a good tutorial video covering the procedure. Like already said, take your time and it will go easier than you think.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5KvamRqCis


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