No, I did not set the timing. The cams are stage 2 cams from Modular head shop. We paid them to degree the cams. If you look at the pictures the cam gears are labeled. They sent the cams with new cam gears and a set of degreed crank gears. I followed their recommendations.Did you set the timing? where did you put the centerline?
Well we are hoping for the best with this. The cams are a large investment for sure. But I think it'll be worth it in the end. The MHS degreeing service seems like a no brainer when you spend a bunch on the cams.Sweet! I think Nick was the one that noticed the stock gears weren't necessarily zeroed from the factory.
Fair enough. I figured for the price it was worth paying them for the service. Get all new cam gears too.After degreeing hundreds of modular camshafts, IMHO modular cams can't really be "pre-degreed". They really need to be degreed on the engine they will be run in. The engine MHS uses cannot be exactly the same as every other modular engine. Will it be close? Maybe. But how will you know unless you measure it? Dot to dot might be close too.
The price is pretty cheap so it's probably worth it to those who can't/won't degree their own cams.
Q: why do modular camshafts need to be degreed?Modular motors are not like pushrod motors. You can take them apart and not screw with the timing. I've had these c heads on and off a dozen times; they're still in the same spot. They've held a 110 degree centerline, and I've swapped three sets of cams.
Our cams came with new gears and bolts torqued and ready to install.The MHS pre degreed cams ship with the sprockets torqued AFAIK, that’s really the only machine tolerance that will affect cam timing to any significant measure. Deck height variance can alter it too but that’s pretty consistent on modulars unless they’ve been machined after the fact, otherwise timing covers wouldn’t interchange