View Full Version : installing Camshaft Key ?

03-27-2006, 07:23 PM
Installed all pistons today. Then installed my new comp cam. Went to install spacer and gears, before I realized the key wasn't installed. Went digging in boxes of new parts and found the new key.

How do I install it?

Tried tapping in place but the gears and spacer will not slide on all the way.

Do I need to remove my cam shaft and support end on my work bench while hitting the key with a ball peen?

03-27-2006, 10:52 PM
I finally broke out the file. Is it common practice to file a new keyway for a new camshaft?

03-28-2006, 07:44 PM
Shouldn't need to. Sure you have the right key?

03-28-2006, 08:55 PM
I have some extra keys if you need one just let me know and we can work everything out.