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500, 472, 425, 368 Discussion, timing 500 cu. in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; I will check the grounds . starter is new, someone told me to check to see if starter needed shimes. ...
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    Re: timing 500 cu.

    I will check the grounds . starter is new, someone told me to check to see if starter needed shimes. thanks for the info 33. working on these old cars, so much can be wrong but finding a starting point sure helps eliminate one problem at a time

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    Re: timing 500 cu.

    You have to find out why the valves are not moving.. This is your problem.. If I had to bet I guess that the cam lobe is worn down... The next thing to do is pull off the intake and see just whats going on in there... If your cam lobes are worn bad this can put metal chips all through the motor.... It could need a rebuild ...

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    Re: timing 500 cu.

    Thanks dave, hope to be able to work on the 500 this weekend. Ordered the cloyes timing chain. got to pick it up today. ordered it from napa auto parts.

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    Re: timing 500 cu.

    hey deville 33, never did get my 500 running. bought a 73 eldo one owner with a 500 in it. it runs great. show 80,000 on car. going to pull the motor out and put it in the little ford.

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    Re: timing 500 cu.

    Quote Originally Posted by drmenard View Post
    Hi Bill... I would not use any timing set that was not one of the roller chain and sprocket type.. They are about $100... None of the $30-$40 cheap sets will last without problems.. I had a set after 10K be looser than a stock chain with a 150K... If you use a cloyes good set it crank sprocket has 3 keyways... one for -4 degrees and one for zero degrees and one for +4 degrees... If you are running a stock cam it will run a lot better if you use the +4 keyway... summit has them for $73 they are #9-1139... instructions are on the box , you won't be sorry you did..
    Does that go for the 472 also?

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    Re: timing 500 cu.

    The 500 and the 472 are the same as those parts go.. The only parts that are different are the crankshaft and pistons...

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