Ok, I have the cam installed and The endplay is .017. This gives me the 3.075 to the face of the gear that andrews says is correct. I acomplised this by adding a .055 shim to the cam. I however have a .060 shim which would cut the endplay down to about .012 wich is closer to what most people say to set it but it will move the gear out to 3.080. what do yo guys think is the way to go here. I am shooting for as little noise as possible. Also what is the best way to get the old exhaust gaskets out of the head.