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post #1 of 12 Old March 4th, 2007, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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How many cams?

New to mustangs so correct me if im wrong on this. 4.6L mustangs require 2 cam shafts and the cobras require 4 cam shafts. 5.0 require only one through the middle along with 351's. Is this all right?
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yes sir. the 2v motors have 1 cam over each head and the 4v motos have 2 cams over each head

2v have one exhaust and one intake valve, the 4v has 2 intakes and 2 exhaust valves.

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Isnt the new 4.6 gt's 3v's though? Does that still mean there is one camshfaft over each head? And does every 5.0 only have 1 camshaft running in the center of the motor...not over each head?
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Well the 3 valve 4.6 has only one cam per head. But if you compair a 2 valve and a 3 valve camshaft you will notice that there are 4 more egg shaped things. And as for the 5.0, it all depends on if its pushrod or modular. The 5.0's that have come out of the ford factory have all been pushrod, but you can bore or stroke the 4.6 to become a 5.0. Hope this helps
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yeah. That does help. So when people talk about "5.0 mustangs". there is just one camshaft in the entire motor. And im assuming the same goes for the 351's?
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5.0/5.8 are OHV motors. They have valves and rockers over the heads and camshafts in the middle of the motor.

4.6/5.4/6.8's are OHC motos. Meaning they have rockers, and camshafts over the head.

SOHC is a single cam, DOHC is a dual cam setup over the head.

2V, means 2 valves per cylinder, 3V means 3, and 4V means 4.

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5.0/5.8 are OHV motors. They have valves and rockers over the heads and camshafts in the middle of the motor.

4.6/5.4/6.8's are OHC motos. Meaning they have rockers, and camshafts over the head.

SOHC is a single cam, DOHC is a dual cam setup over the head.

2V, means 2 valves per cylinder, 3V means 3, and 4V means 4.
so then what's a mustang 2's excuse?

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they are crap and belong in the junkyard with all the other fords.

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whats a mustang 2?
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Does anymore need to be said?

Maybe this:
" The Mustang II was smaller than the original 1964, shared many components with the Ford Pinto, and was the first Mustang to be equipped with an 88 horsepower four-cylinder engine. Even the larger and more powerful V-6 performed very poor with a 14 second 0 to 60 time and a top speed of about 100 miles an hour. The timing for this small, sporty, somewhat fuel-efficient car was spectacular however, being released during the 1974 energy crisis. Sales soared to over 400,000 units during its first year of production. In future years, sales would remain healthy at about 190,000 units.
In 1975 Ford reintroduced the 302 cubic inch small block eight to the Mustang II but with only 122 horsepower, performance was still relatively poor. Ford did several things to make the Mustang II at least looks sporty including the introduction of a Cobra II in 1976 for $312, as well as rally equipment packages and other sporting options, but over all poor performance and boxy styling makes this series the least collectible. Another sad fact about this car is that this is the only Mustang series which did not include a convertible model. "
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I am looking into buying the X303 cam from americanmuscle, but I don't know how many to buy, since they are sold individually. I have a 1995 Mustang GT with the 302 and a DOHC engine. Can someone help?
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