What is a camshaft retainer?

What is a camshaft retainer?

This camshaft retainer plate is designed to fit behind the front cover and act as a seal for the front oil passages that feed oil to the lifters, cam, and main bearings. This plate support greater cam loads experienced from higher rpm applications, more aggressive cam profiles and valvesprings.

What do cam numbers mean?

Duration is how long the valve is off its seat. It is listed in degrees of crankshaft rotation. When someone refers to a “big cam,” they mean it has longer duration, not higher Lift. Advertised Duration is the degrees of crankshaft rotation that the lifter is raised more than a predetermined amount.

How can I identify a camshaft?

How to Identify a Camshaft by Number

  1. Find the model prefix. The model prefix is the first part of the camshaft number, and it describes the vehicle that the camshaft is meant for.
  2. Find the profile or grind number. This number should be on your camshaft, followed by a number of degrees.

What is the LS Cam retainer plate gasket seal?

YL INC. LS Camshaft Thrust Countersunk Cam Retainer Plate Gasket Seal Camshaft Includes Cam Bolts 4.8 5.3L 6.0L 6.2L LSX LS1 LT1 L83 L86 L87 L84 LT4 LQ4 LQ9 LS2 LS3 551269 . Only 2 left in stock – order soon.

What does L31 stand for in GMC Truck?

L31 is a fancy way of saying old ass 350. Just put a carb on it or swap to an LS. The gains of swaping to a LT fuel injected aren’t worth it when there’s better motors for better prices. L31 is a fancy way of saying old ass 350.

Is the Chevy l31r Vortec longblock self learning?

I finally settled on l31r vortec longblock from Chevy with a self learning efi system. I’m mostly focused on reliability and fuel economy. Don’t need a bunch of hp, just usable torque. As the truck sits, it is a 327 with a t400 behind it.

What are the specs on a L31 Vortec?

I looked around and found the stock L31 cam specs, which are: Intake lift-.414″ Exhaust Lift-.428″ Intake duration @.050″- 191

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