I want it for alittle improvement in power and I really want it for the rough idle. Plus i might be able to get it for almost nothing. Just alittle somethign to hold me over until I build my new engine
Why did you change your rocker arms when you put a cam in? I'm not seeing the logic here.
Were 85s roller motors anyhow? Im thinking they started rollers in mid 85 but I cant remember? Im like Darrell though. Roller or not. Why would you change the rocker arms? And I still dont understand the reason for putting a larger cam in a stock motor? Like mentioned before. That works well for a chevy but the 5.0 cam is plenty more than what alot of ppl give it credit for.
I put a new E303 in my 2000-built FMS 302 short block, with rebuilt stock heads and have run it for 2 years with no problems - no noise and good power. I think the key is to not use springs with 140,000 miles on them. Why would you need to change the rockers, for a E303?
A show car: 5 year resto-mod compl. Jan, 2006. Big wins: Best Engine, 2007 FFW - Belle Rose, First Place, Modified - 2008 Biloxi Mustang Show, & Best of Show, 2008 FFW - Belle Rose. Not a total candy a$$. I like to get on it, too.
I've still got time to consider making the mistake. I do value your opinion tho darrel, I got to work a little more.
Its not an opinion. When the spring you are using has less travel than the lift of the camshaft, things are going to break. You can either spend $80 now and put the correct springs in for the cam you are using or spend $800 or so later repairing all of the damage.
My daily driver has 16 cylinders and 4400hp @ 1000 rpm....