So, this morning, I got my new work schedule and as of next year, I'm demobilised for two months a year, starting February.
Step one is probably a holiday (not had for three years) but my mind also turns to the V8, as it would.
Mileage is fairly low, 115,000ms, if memory serves, but with no history to go at and given the state of the first couple of oil changes, I have no idea how long it had been running with basically black water in it.
Now, don't get me wrong, the engine runs beautifully, idles evenly, revs happily, so I think the fundamentals are okay. I just feel there's something a bit lacking and, given the above, maybe the cam is due replacement. I'll also have time on my hands to do it.
Sooo, What to do? Whilst I'm in there, it would be a shame to just replace stock for stock, without going wild. Seems to me there's the choice between Piper and Kent and several suppliers offer kits-ish.
However, the kits don't seem to offer pushrods or cam bearings. Why wouldn't I change them whilst stuff is in bits? How easy are cam bearings with the engine in situ?
Any recommendations on cam and any, "do's and don'ts", any cam specific tools I'll need?
This is, obviously in the future but, having to get everything together can take time, so I'd just like to be ready to roll.