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camshaft replacement 283 flywheel forward

Post by [email protected] » Sun May 23, 2021 8:43 pm

ImageGreetings,
I am new to this club, however I have been reading these forums for some time...I figured it was time to join.
I have a 1958 25' Sea Skiff with a 283ci flywheel forward (single screw). I am rebuilding the top end and want to replace the cam and lifters.
My question:
Can I remove the camshaft by removing the Paragon transmission but WITHOUT removing the rear bracket/bell housing?
I recently rebuilt the transmission and I can R&I the trans with relative ease.
It looks like I can remove the cam gear and timing chain without removing the housing, but I am not certain that the camshaft will clear the housing. The picture is of the timing chain, crankshaft, and camshaft with the bell housing in place (transmission removed). Thanks in advance!
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Re: camshaft replacement 283 flywheel forward

Post by drrot » Mon May 24, 2021 8:06 am

Housing has to come off. The end play adjuster is in the way.
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Re: camshaft replacement 283 flywheel forward

Post by [email protected] » Mon May 24, 2021 3:06 pm

Thanks for the prompt reply. Ideally I’d like to do this without removing the engine from the boat. I imagine I can fabricate a small gantry to support/straddle the block and remove the housing...any information or advice is greatly appreciated. Also, I have never adjusted end play on this format of engine...it there a specific tolerance I can measure with a feeler gauge? Or is there here a series of shims? I’m sure I’ll see how it is set up upon disassembly; but it’s nice to know what to anticipate.

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