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350 superduty: , Ive got a blueprinted 7.3, compound

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hey there, Ive got a blueprinted 7.3, compound turbos dual hpop's and 1500 miles. the guy i had mock up compounds hooked the GTX 4788 Garrett to the hpop res. I damaged all 4 gears. I,ve got all parts. I know I can get crank and hopfully cam gear on by putting them in oven 400 degrees, Tpa on. My problem is i've not yet researched the valve timing to pull gears, as there is a few degrees of twist on the gears i dont want valve contact during proceedure. I,ve got a radical cam with mild lift but high ramp speed. Is TDC good for safe position to pull cam gear first. I just welded puller bolts on and I'm ready
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 years ago.
Hello, I'm Chris. Thanks for seeking us for help.
Ford does not have a step for only replacing the cam or timing gears so there is nothing mentioned about where to get the engine before disassembly and assembly to prevent valve damage. I would play it safe and remove the rocker arms so all the valves are retracted.
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Thanks Chris