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S197 3V 3 valve engine cam fixtures.

blacksheep-1

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I have a 4.6 F150...errr I meant Mustang, 3 valve with 165K on it and I want to do the timing chains. I'm looking for a 3 valve cam holder so that I won't have to remove the cam followers from #1,4,5 and 8 cylinders to keep the cams from moving. I've found tools for the 2 cam and 4 cam cars but nothing for the 3 valvers. In the old SOHC cars there was enough room between lobes to use 4 vise grips to hold them (redneck style) which works great, BTW, but there is not enough room on the 3valve cars. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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Lol. I was gonna say ‘big - - - crescent?’ But I’ve only worked on modular 2 and 4 valve mod motors. So no help, but I’m curious what the solution is.
 

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I've never seen a 3v cam lock but there is a phaser lock that may work for you.
apparently, you either have to remove some cam followers or use 2 vise grips just behind the phasers to hold the cams.
 

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