Found a little more time, and a little helper, so got more done. First had to pick up a new T30 socket. And was finally able to get the old cam out.
Prepping the new cam with assembly lube.
In it goes, and oh so slimy.
Last bearing is the tricky one. This is where a cam holder comes in real handy.
Lining up the balancer shaft.
Then the timing chain and sprockets.
Surfaces all cleaned up and gasket in place.
Putting the lifters back in.
Got that all closed up.
Harmonic balancer and one idler, that 8 rib setup is sure big.
That'* it for today. Tomorrow after the kids are in school I'll get to work again. Going to finish up the front of the engine, then swap the flex plate. Need to remove the oil filter adapter to put the oil pressure mod in place. Then swap out the stock valve springs with 105# springs, put the OR push rods in, rockers, then get to work on the LIM, intercooler plate and supercharger. Then it'* ready to lift in to place. My hope is to get it back in the car tomorrow, but don't expect to get it running until I have off work next week Monday.