Edelbrock 2132 Automobile Parts User Manual

PERFORMER-PLUS
CAMSHAFT / LIFTERS / LUBE KIT
CATALOG # 2132
MODEL: 304-360-401 c.i.d. AMC V8 engines
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
• Please study these instructions carefully before you remove your stock camshaft. If you have any questions or problems, do not hesitate to contact our Technical Hotline at: 1-800-416-8628.
• These instructions are designed to give general installation guidelines. A complete step-by-step procedure manual would require many pages. If
you are a novice or just learning to work on automotive engines, we recommend consulting either Chilton or Motors automotive manuals before
you begin. You may also wish to contact an experienced mechanic. Be advised: improper installation may result in LOW MILEAGE, POOR PERFORMANCE, COSTLY REINSTALLATION AND EVEN ENGINE DAMAGE. Installing a camshaft is a complex procedure. Please follow these instructions
carefully. Failure to do so may void your warranty.
• Before you begin the removal and installation process, please examine the kit for possible shipping damage. If the camshaft is damaged, contact
your dealer immediately. Also, make sure you have all the recommended tools and parts as listed below. As you read through these instructions
the first time, use the preparation checklist to check off the exact items you will need.
• Performer-Plus camshafts are ground specifically for use with the corresponding Performer AMC manifold #2131 or #3731. Both are dynomatched and street proven to work as a team; especially when matched with Edelbrock Tubular Exhaust Systems. However, the Performer
camshaft package may be used by itself.
PREPARATION CHECKLIST
Hardware & Parts To Buy
Tools & Equipment For Installation
o Gaskets - Fel-Pro #MS 96011, OEM or equivalent
o Box and open end wrenches
o Pipe plugs, if needed
o Socket set
o Edelbrock Gasgacinch #9300
o Distributor wrench
o RTV Silicone Sealant
o Pliers (channel locks & hose clamp)
o Chalk
o Screw drivers (regular and phillips)
o Paper and pencil
o Torque wrench
o Radiator coolant
o Hammer
o Edelbrock Sure Seat Valve Springs, #5832 or #5932 (for rotao Gasket scraper or putty knife
tors)
o Timing light Vacuum gauge
o Edelbrock Performer-Link True Rolling Timing Chain and Gear
o Rags
Set, #7818
o Water bucket
o
Teflon tape
o Harmonic balancer puller
o
Front cover oil seal,OEM or equivalent
o Masking tape (for tagging hoses and electrical wires)
o Engine oil & filter
o Crankshaft dampener puller
REMOVAL OF ENGINE PARTS BEFORE CAMSHAFT INSTALLATION
Be sure to keep all parts in order
WARNING! DO NOT REMOVE RADIATOR CAP OR
RADIATOR HOSES WHILE ENGINE IS HOT!
1. Disconnect the battery.
2. Drain radiator coolant. Drain plug will normally be located on lower
right or left side of the radiator facing the engine.
3. Remove radiator and air conditioning condenser if so equipped. In
some cases, the front grille may have to be removed.Measure distance from front cover to grille or brackets that may interfere with
camshaft against the length of the camshaft.
4. Remove the gas cap to relieve pressure. Disconnect fuel line and
plug. Replace gas cap.
5. Disconnect all linkage from carburetor such as throttle, throttle
springs, transmission, cruise control and automatic choke.
6. Tag and remove coil wires and sensor wires.
7. Tag and remove vacuum lines.
8. Remove distributor cap and wires, rotate engine until rotor points
towards number 1 terminal in cap and pointer on front cover is on
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top dead center (TDC) and remove distributor. Note the approximate
position of the distributor housing in relation to the manifold to assist
in getting the distributor properly located during re-installation.
9. Remove valve covers.
10. Remove carburetor and intake manifold. Remove and discard intake
manifold gasket.
11. Remove rocker arms and pushrods.
NOTE: Late model engines- Intake and exhaust rocker arms of each
cylinder pivot on a bridged pivot assembly which is secured to cylinder head by two cap screws.
WARNING: Cap screws should be loosened alternately one turn at a
time to avoid breaking bridge. Keep rockers and pushrods in order for
re-assembly.
12. Remove hydraulic valve lifters.
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13. Remove crankshaft pulley, and using a suitable puller, crankshaft
dampener.
14. Remove two front oil pan bolts. Remove bolts securing timing chain
cover to block.
NOTE: Bolts vary in length and must be installed in same location as
removed. Pull cover forward until free of locating dowel pins.
NOTE: The front cover oil seal should be replaced before the front
cover is re-installed.
15. Remove fuel pump and fuel pump pushrod. Rotate engine until timing
marks are aligned as in Figure 2.
16. Remove bolts retaining camshaft sprocket. Remove sprocket and
chain.
17. Remove crank sprocket using a gear puller.
18. Remove camshaft.
• VALVE SPRINGS
WARNING ABOUT YOUR WARRANTY:
In order for this Performer-Plus cam and lifter kit to be covered under ANY
WARRANTY you must use either the correct Edelbrock Sure Seat valve
springs or the stock original equipment valve springs. Failure to do so
could cause the cam lobes to wear excessively and could cause additional engine damage.
1. This camshaft is designed to function either with the stock springs or
with Edelbrock Sure Seat valve springs #5832 (std. retainer set), or
for use with valve rotators, use #5932.
2. For older vehicles and vehicles with high mileage we highly recommend replacing the valve springs with Sure Seat Valve Springs #
5832 (std. retainer set), or for use with valve rotators, #5932.
3. Check spring height and set to factory specifications for correct year
and model.
• DUE TO THE MANY POSSIBLE SETTINGS OVER THE YEARS, WE
ADVISE CHECKING MOTORS, CHILTON, OR FACTORY SERVICE MANUALS FOR CORRECT SPRING HEIGHT FOR YOUR VEHICLE.
• LIFTERS
1. New lifters must be used with a new camshaft. Use only the lifters
supplied with your kit .
2. Check to make sure all lifters fit freely in lifter bores.
• INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
1. Coat cam lobes and bottom of each lifter with MOS2 lube supplied
with your kit. This will prevent cam lobe and lifter wear from occurring during initial engine start up. Do NOT pre-oil or "pump-up" lifters
before installation as this may hold valves off the valve seat leading
to loss of compression and/or bent valves during initial engine start
up.
2. Install new camshaft with new sprockets and timing chain.
CAUTION: When using Performer-Link True Rolling Timing Chain and
Gear Set #7818 with an Edelbrock cam and lifter kit, straight up timing alignment is achieved. If any other timing gear set is used, it is
necessary to check camshaft position for correct timing alignment.
This requires indexing the camshaft with a degree wheel to verify
timing alignment. O.E.M. or non-Edelbrock timing gear sets are not
recommended for use with Edelbrock camshafts. Use locking compound material on bolt threads holding gear to cam. Torque to factory
recommendations (30 ft./lbs.).
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3. Install camshaft with timing marks lined up as recommended by factory specifications. See Figure 2.
• PUSHROD AND ROCKER ARM INSTALLATION—After the cam is
installed and timed correctly (see Figure 2), install pushrods, lifters and
rocker arms.
• VALVE ADJUSTMENT
1. Rocker arm adjustment is 0 lash. Install push rods and rocker arm
assembly and tighten rocker arm nuts on early models and bridge
cap screws on late models. NOTE: On late models, alternately tighten
cap screws one turn at a time.
• FRONT COVER OIL SEAL REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
1. For front seal removal, pry seal out from the inside of the cover.
Clean seal bore and apply light coat of suitable sealer such as
Edelbrock Gasgacinch #9300 to outer surface of new seal. Drive seal
into place from inside cover using suitable tool. When seal contacts
outer flange of cover it is installed correctly. Apply a light film of
engine oil to lips of neoprene seal.
• INSTALL FRONT COVER
1. Remove lower locating dowel pin from engine block and clean all
gasket surfaces.
2. Cut both sides of oil pan gasket flush with engine block. Using old
gasket as a guide, trim new gasket to correspond to amount cut off
at oil pan. Apply suitable sealer such as RTV Silicone sealant to both
sides of gasket and install on engine front cover.
3. Install front oil pan seal and align tongues of new oil pan gasket
pieces with seal and cement into place on cover. Apply suitable sealer to cut-off edges of original oil pan gaskets and place cover into
position, then install two front oil pan bolts. Tighten bolts slowly and
evenly until cover aligns with upper locating dowel. Install lower
dowel through cover and drive into corresponding hole in engine
block. Install cover retaining bolts in same location they were
removed from and tighten.
5. Torque front timing cover bolts to 25 ft. lbs.
6. Install front harmonic balancer and torque to 80 ft.-lbs,.
7. Install fuel pump and pushrod.
8. Install water pump using new gaskets and torque to 4 ft.-lbs.
9. Install intake manifold using new intake gasket set and torque bolts
to 25 ft/lbs.
• DISTRIBUTOR INSTALLATION AND ENGINE TIMING
1. Turn the engine over in direction of rotation until the No. 1 intake
valve closes and continue until the pointer on the front cover is
approximately five degrees before top dead center (BTDC). See Figure
1 for firing order.
2. Re-install the distributor with the rotor pointing towards No. 1 terminal in the cap, and with the distributor housing in its original position.
If distributor will not drop down all the way to the flange on the
engine, it will be necessary to align the distributor shaft with the oil
pump drive. Slowly rotate the engine until the distributor drops down
against the engine, then continue turning until two complete revolutions are completed and the timing marks once again come to five
degrees BTDC.
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3. Lightly tighten the hold-down clamp so that the distributor can still
be turned to determine final setting using a timing light with the
engine running.
4. Replace valve covers, carburetor linkage and remaining vacuum and
electrical connections.
5. Engine oil & filter should be changed before and after break-in.
CAMSHAFT & LIFTER RUN-IN
IMPORTANT:DO NOT ALLOW THE ENGINE TO RUN UNDER 2000 RPM
FOR THE FIRST 1/2 HOUR. Vary engine speed between 2000 and
2500 rpm. Slow idle speeds may result in severe cam and lifter wear.
START THE ENGINE AND BRING TO BREAK-IN RPM.
• IMPORTANT NOTES AFFECTING YOUR WARRANTY
CAM LOBE WEAR— Cam lobe wear is almost non-existent unless
mismatched parts are used or installation of the cam and lifters is
done improperly. Most cam damage is caused by the timing gear
loosening due to improper torque on bolts. Bolts holding gear to
camshaft should be torqued carefully and a locking compound
applied to threads of bolts. Before installing your new Performer-Plus
camshaft, check the gear drive on the distributor and oil pump for
any signs of wear. If worn, be sure to replace with a new gear or you
may wear out your camshaft prematurely. High-volume oil pumps are
not recommended with Performer-Plus camshafts. Edelbrock
camshafts are designed to use O.E.M. type gears only.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
With the Edelbrock manifold and camshaft package plus a header
installation, a carburetor jet change and ignition change may be
required for best performance. Due to the varied applications of years
and models of vehicles, no one combination could suffice for all
installations. The following procedure is only a guideline and in many
cases, the manufacturing specifications for recommended carburetors or timing may be best.
• CAM GEARS AND CAMSHAFT END PLAY— If cam gear becomes
loose, the cam will slide back in the block, causing the lifters to hit
the lobes next to them and also the cam bearing journals. If the
engine is run after this happens, the bottom of the lifters and the
sides of the lobes will become chipped.
• CARBURETION
OEM square-bore 4-bbl—In most cases carburetor modification for
best performance may be found in a plus or minus 2 number jet
change.
Edelbrock #1405 (600 cfm, manual choke)—No modifications
necessary.
Edelbrock #1406 (600 cfm, electric choke)—No modifications
necessary.
• IGNITION TIMING
In most cases, an increase of 10° to 14° will give best performance.
Aftermarket ignition curve kits may be used. Vacuum advance line
should be connected to direct manifold vacuum for best performance, not ported vacuum. Disconnect vacuum advance when
checking timing, then reconnect after timing adjustment.
NOTE: The best combination for any particular vehicle or application
must be determined by trial and error using the above information as
a guideline.
• TUBULAR EXHAUST SYSTEM—For best performance, a tubular
exhaust system is recommended with the Performer package to provide the most low-end torque. Please consult your Edelbrock dealer
or the Edelbrock catalog for a listing of available Edelbrock Tubular
Exhaust Systems. Be sure to check local emission control regulations
for legality of camshaft and exhaust system changes.
Timing
Marks
Firing Order: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2
Figure 1
304-401 c.i.d AMC V8
Firing Order and Timing Marks
Turn distributor counter clockwise to advance timing
Figure 2— Timing Chain Sprocket Alignment
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CAMSHAFT: Performer-Plus
CATALOG #2132
ENGINE: 304-401 c.i.d. AMC V8
RPM RANGE: 1500-5500
CAMSHAFT: Performer-Plus
CATALOG #2132
ENGINE: 304-401 c.i.d. AMC V8
RPM RANGE: 1500-5500
CAUTION:
Use only Sure Seat Valve Springs, #5832 or 5932
Use stock ratio rocker arms only
CAUTION:
Use only Sure Seat Valve Springs, #5832 or 5932
Use stock ratio rocker arms only
Duration at 0.006" Lift:
Duration at 0.050" Lift:
Intake:
Intake:
278°
204°
Exhaust:
Exhaust:
288°
214°
Duration at 0.006" Lift:
Duration at 0.050" Lift:
Intake:
Intake:
278°
204°
Exhaust:
Exhaust:
288°
214°
Lift at Cam:
Lift at Valve:
Intake:
Intake:
0.280"
0.448"
Exhaust:
Exhaust:
0.295"
0.472"
Lift at Cam:
Lift at Valve:
Intake:
Intake:
0.280"
0.448"
Exhaust:
Exhaust:
0.295"
0.472"
Timing at 0.050" Lift:Open
Close
Intake:
3° ATDC
27° ABDC
Exhaust:
42° BBDC
8° BTDC
Centerlines:
Lobe Separation - 110°
Intake Centerline - 105°
Timing at 0.050" Lift:Open
Close
Intake:
3° ATDC
27° ABDC
Exhaust:
42° BBDC
8° BTDC
Centerlines:
Lobe Separation - 110°
Intake Centerline - 105°
CAUTION: Use Performer-Link Timing Set, #7818. Do not use late
model timing sets. They are machined in a retarded position and
are not recommended for this camshaft
installation. Edelbrock Performer-Link True Rolling Timing Sets feature three keyways for specific timing selection. Always use the “0”
or straight-up timing mark when installing Performer-Plus
camshafts with Performer-Link Timing Sets.
CAUTION: Use Performer-Link Timing Set, #7818. Do not use late
model timing sets. They are machined in a retarded position and
are not recommended for this camshaft
installation. Edelbrock Performer-Link True Rolling Timing Sets feature three keyways for specific timing selection. Always use the “0”
or straight-up timing mark when installing Performer-Plus
camshafts with Performer-Link Timing Sets.
CAMSHAFT: Performer-Plus
CATALOG #2132
ENGINE: 304-401 c.i.d. AMC V8
RPM RANGE: 1500-5500
CAMSHAFT: Performer-Plus
CATALOG #2132
ENGINE: 304-401 c.i.d. AMC V8
RPM RANGE: 1500-5500
CAUTION:
Use only Sure Seat Valve Springs, #5832 or 5932
Use stock ratio rocker arms only
CAUTION:
Use only Sure Seat Valve Springs, #5832 or 5932
Use stock ratio rocker arms only
Duration at 0.006" Lift:
Duration at 0.050" Lift:
Intake:
Intake:
278°
204°
Exhaust:
Exhaust:
288°
214°
Duration at 0.006" Lift:
Duration at 0.050" Lift:
Intake:
Intake:
278°
204°
Exhaust:
Exhaust:
288°
214°
Lift at Cam:
Lift at Valve:
Intake:
Intake:
0.280"
0.448"
Exhaust:
Exhaust:
0.295"
0.472"
Lift at Cam:
Lift at Valve:
Intake:
Intake:
0.280"
0.448"
Exhaust:
Exhaust:
0.295"
0.472"
Timing at 0.050" Lift:Open
Close
Intake:
3° ATDC
27° ABDC
Exhaust:
42° BBDC
8° BTDC
Centerlines:
Lobe Separation - 110°
Intake Centerline - 105°
Timing at 0.050" Lift:Open
Close
Intake:
3° ATDC
27° ABDC
Exhaust:
42° BBDC
8° BTDC
Centerlines:
Lobe Separation - 110°
Intake Centerline - 105°
CAUTION: Use Performer-Link Timing Set, #7818. Do not use late
model timing sets. They are machined in a retarded position and
are not recommended for this camshaft
installation. Edelbrock Performer-Link True Rolling Timing Sets feature three keyways for specific timing selection. Always use the “0”
or straight-up timing mark when installing Performer-Plus
camshafts with Performer-Link Timing Sets.
CAUTION: Use Performer-Link Timing Set, #7818. Do not use late
model timing sets. They are machined in a retarded position and
are not recommended for this camshaft
installation. Edelbrock Performer-Link True Rolling Timing Sets feature three keyways for specific timing selection. Always use the “0”
or straight-up timing mark when installing Performer-Plus
camshafts with Performer-Link Timing Sets.