2001 softail cam chest

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by Bartman420, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. Bartman420

    Bartman420 Member

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    I purchased another bike but no one seems to be able to tell me what cams are in it. I can tell it's not stock. Can I open the chest, remove the camplate and see what they are with relative ease? I know I need to hold up the lifters. When putting it back together is there anything I need to watch out for? I'm looking through the service manual for it's information.
     
  2. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    You should be able to pull the plate with cams on it with no problems. I would set you timing timing marks up prior to the pull. Look at your inner cam bearing while there. If they are not torringtons or SE's I would replace then. Align the oil pump per book also.
    tourbox
     
  3. turnup

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    Be good idea to take a look at your cam chain tensioners .when you are in there
     
  4. Bartman420

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    Thanks. I got the oil drained and I need to take the rockers off to get the pushrods out. They're too long even when adjusted all the way up. I did find out a couple of thing.....It has a set of S&S gears in it. A big red Fueling 8000 support plate and I see a Fueling 7000 oil pump in back of it. :D
     
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    Forgot to add this picture
     

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  6. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    ??????????

    Why not just Button it back up and run it...

    If it has all these parts already, I would not go further... Call it a day and RIDE...:D

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  7. Bartman420

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    Just my nature, Bubbie. I want to know exactly what's in there. So far I've also found the rocker boxes have been ground out for the valve springs and a set of SE roller rockers. For some reason the old style breather is in there. Those are coming out and upgraded to the newer ones.
     
  8. Bartman420

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    Looks like a set of Woods Knight Prowler cams. TW9B-G
     
  9. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    That is really A RICH Find in a used bike...

    I usually hear stories the other way... Like: Bought bike and they said it Had....Then I took it apart,,,,,nothing found...:( Dah,,,,They must have taken it out OR MAYBE, it was never there in the first place...:33:

    Looking GOOD for your buy...:D

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  10. BUBBIE

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    Closing intake at 50*....Now I wonder how much the heads were shaved (stock measure @ 3.75 inches from face to top of valve cover face on head),,,, size of the valves and what pistons they used?

    Let us know as long as you have it apart.:bigsmiley24:

    signed....BUBBIE
     
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