Originally posted by: sicknectarsweetair
alright sweet i think im throwing a hot cam in it and im buying a new cam tensioner and springs because it makes a ticking noise or so we think
Pay particular attention on the install of the decompression pin....AND if it works correct with no binding. There have been rare occasions of the hot cams not having enough clearance for proper operation of the decompression mechanism. This happenned to me once before. Not trying to steer you away from the hot cams, just giving you a heads up. I have a stage 2 installed now and it works great. Timing chains are about $20, would'nt hurt to change it while your dad is in there.
In adding to maddog's response, definately make sure to install the collapsed tensioner BEFORE installing the spring and nut. If the spring is installed onto the tensioner and then installed on the engine, the tensioner is at that point fully compressed and you will run into major problems. Lots of people were running into this problem before and I am sure a lot of newbees are still doing this. If you need any advise, feel free to post or PM.