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Old April 4th, 2008, 10:40 AM   #1
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Biggest cam in a stock 5.0?


Hi, can anybody tell me the cam with the most duration and lift you can fit in a stock 5.0(with stock forged pistons)?I have an f now and am wondering how much bigger i can go. I realize duration is just as an important part as lift with clearance.Do fprd racing z and x cams fit?thanks.
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You be better off putting the money elsewhere...Like new heads (gt40 on up) and a better intake (cobra/explorer/street heat etc)...if all you want is the sound of an x cam, just unplug a vacuum line on the vacuum tree and go. That's just my two cents though.
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My car already has quite a bit done to it; heads, cam, intake and quite a bit of other stuff.I've been looking around and it seems like the f cams aren't that good and are outdated, so i wanted to see how much lift and duration you can fit without hitting the stock pistons.
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what kind of heads? above you said stock and now you say you have heads. we need specs man
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I was saying i had stock forged pistons.I have windsor jr. heads on it now, they're 1.94 intake and 1.6 exhaust.
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I found this thread about a 93 short block (they came with hypo pistons tho) and there saying the tfs stage one with 1.7 rockers might clear. you might want to read up on it. what year is this block?


Northern California Ford Owners: will this cam work=
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Originally Posted by wesbeck632 View Post
can fit in a stock 5.0(with stock forged pistons)?



If the F cam is outdated, wouldnt the X and Z cams be outdated too? For best results, fill out a engine spec sheet for one of the major cam grinding companies and they will grind you one.
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I just wanted to know what kind of cams people are running without having to modify the piston or get new ones.It seems like a lot of people are running cams with over .550" of lift and a lot of duration, so i'm trying to see if anybody has any experience with how large of a cam can fit with stock pistons.And i've read off these forums that a lot of people say f-cams arent that good, and have been around since the early or mid 90's.
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mustangs have been around since the 60's...they cant be that good either. (sorry couldnt resist)
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I love cam threads. I swear I have heard "out dated" so many times it is funny.

Calling an alphabet cam out dated is offically out dated.
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Ohh yea I forgot.....OUT DATED!
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lol, i love my "out dated" B303
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lol, i love my "out dated" B303
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Originally Posted by wesbeck632 View Post
I just wanted to know what kind of cams people are running without having to modify the piston or get new ones.It seems like a lot of people are running cams with over .550" of lift and a lot of duration, so i'm trying to see if anybody has any experience with how large of a cam can fit with stock pistons.And i've read off these forums that a lot of people say f-cams arent that good, and have been around since the early or mid 90's.
wow wanting a big cam huh?

get you something with .700 + lift and 260+ duration manQ!!!!! She should run like a dream.

the f cams arent great but they are not outdated what do you think has changed so much since the early 90's?
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the abc cams are very outdated. The "b" and "f" are both good cams but their are much better out their now.
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I'm just trying to get an answer or some suggestions.Not getting made fun of for saying outdated.I'm just trying to figure out what kind of cam i can run without running into piston to valve clearance.I know every setup is different and i would still ptv clearance, but theres so many guys modding 5.0s, there has to be a general consensus of how big you can go without cutting valve reliefs or getting new pistons.
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how are they out dated. old technology cam for an old technology engine.
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ok, fine, theyre not outdated.can anybody answer my question though?
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well on my gt40p heads and flattop ross racing pistons i fit a trickflow stage 2 so i would think it would fit on a stock engine..
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doesn't matter if the engine is old technology you can get cams custom ground now that do everything the b cam does BETTER and more efficiently.
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