IIRC, the FRPP letter cams come with 5 degrees of advance ground into them so setting it at 0 would actually be 5 degrees advanced. Do you have the cam card that came with it?
You degree'd the cam with a degree wheel, right?
Don't have one... been spending days worring reading about this stuff... arrggg guess I'm going to have to buy one now... of course I will never use it again!!!!! (I'm not doing this again)... so will this work???
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Guess I'm also going to need a dial indicator will this do? 1" Travel Machinist's Dial Indicator
and the base - Multipositional Magnetic Base with Fine Adjustment
So my understanding... with the cam set dot to dot (0) I would put a lifter in for the intake and position the dial indicator so it's touching the edge of the lifter (not center since that would give) and turn the crank until it hit's .050 and I should be at 0 degree on the degree wheel if the cam and timing set are correct? (which from what I gather will not be the case, it could be +/-. but then I will know... btw I'm using the ford racing 9 keyway timing set..
2. do I need to do the exhaust also?
3. do I have to do this for each cyl?
4. Ford racing tech when I called said there is no advance ground in the E303 cam, and to install dot to dot, but search it seams the I would want to put it 4 degree advance to get some of the low end back.. (I'm thinking of splitting the diff and just put it on 2 degree advance) but that is all dependent of what I'm already getting with it on 0 right? (on how much it's off)
then... if I do advance now I need to check the P to V clearance... once I figure out cam and set it where I want for 2 degree, so I need to get sum play dough... and then bolt and torque down one of the heads, using my new 9333 gasket... and turn the motor over 4 times.. and take back apart and use my digital caliper to check it.... so then I will have to replace that new gasket for when I put motor together.....
is this all correct?
Also once more thing, this guy at work that is rebuilding his twin 502 for hit boat... said that if I put it on the 2A on the timing set, it really 10dgree... he's saying since there is 360 degree's in the crank... ect... so he's really confusing the hell out of me... can someone explain that...