Degrees Of Precision
By Chris Ritter - Arkansas Pontiac Association
When installing a cam one should degree it to find the intake centerline. All cam manufacturers
have a recommended setting for installation. While most get close with the cam installed "straight up" they are not entirely accurate. There have been
volumes written regarding this procedure. The following link is provided for a Pontiac specific method.
How To Degree Pontiac Cam - Bill Boyle
The purpose of this page is to provide you with the means to create your own degree wheel. There are two downloadable files. I recommend using the .eps file
if possible as it is a vector file and will produce the cleanest print job. These files are sized to print out 11.65 inches wide/tall to be able to glue them
to a 12 inch pizza pan. They can be downsized for smaller printers if you have image editing software to open them. The .eps file was originaly done in
A special thanks to Ugly Tech Engineering and Toby Simmons for help in providing these files.
1 - Download the file.
2 - Print file on high quality (photo grade recommended) paper.
3 - Trim to the edge of the printed wheel.
5 - Glue to appropriate backing plate. This was designed to fit a metal, 12 inch, pizza pan if printed at 100 percent.
6 - Punch and drill the center, as marked on the printed sheet.
An optional final step is to spray the finished wheel with a coat or two of clear coat paint to protect the surface. Good luck!