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whats a good cam size for my 302?

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Old 03-04-2009, 09:15 PM   #1
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well heres what ive got not sure what the specs are but i have a trickflow cam it lopes ok its a small to at the most mild....But here are the specs on the cam i was thanking bout geting is it to much or just right?Duration 276/ 286, Lift .471/ .471
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:19 PM   #2
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the only cams, I thought trickflow had for roller motors were stage 1,2 and 3???
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:25 PM   #3
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idk man but its got a cam and i was told i was a trickflow mines a flat tippet cam and the cam im looking at to buy is Duration 276/ 286, Lift .471/ .471 is that a good size for whats done to my engine?
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what are the complete list of mods??
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:37 PM   #5
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mite be 4geting somthing but heres what ive got.....edlebrock performer 4bbl carb & performer manifold,Trick flow cam,gt heads,moroso breather,accel 8.8mm wires,msd blaster2,Headers,3inch exhaust dynomax bullet mufflers with turn downs.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:53 PM   #6
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any ideas mj?
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by gt heads you mean gt-40's?? if so, when I had a similar set up I ran a performer rpm set up and a comp magnum .512/.512 lift cam an the 600 carb did okay but tuned right my 650 dp woke it up a little more with such I was running 12.70's
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idk man but its got a cam and i was told i was a trickflow mines a flat tippet cam and the cam im looking at to buy is Duration 276/ 286, Lift .471/ .471 is that a good size for whats done to my engine?
You have a flat tappet now so will you be replacing it with a flat tappet? What the duration @.050? Who makes the cam that you want to use.
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its a special from summit that comes with the cam and and lifters and mjr no by gt heads i mean Newer foxbody 5.0 ho heads.
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I had that old flat tappet cam in my old 85 fox body from summit. I origanally put it in my 1983 truck engine and blew the engine in the truck and rebuilt it and throwed it into a rolling chassis. That cam chopped hard enough at 900 rpms, I could see my body panels in my mirrors shaking and vibrating. Awesome cam shaft for the money. Was running mid 13's around 100mph in the quarter. I think I was shifting around 6 thousand RPM's if I remember right. That was over 10 years ago so I can't be exact on numbers. I had a Holley 600 on it, vacuum sec carb. It ran so good. I wish my 347 coupe was as fun to drive as that old POS 5 speed car.
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The newer H.O. heads were preparred from the factory with roller springs and will kill your flat tappet cam lobes.
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mite be wrong but if it was like 80s models 5.0 heads id be right correct?

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Old 03-05-2009, 11:11 PM   #13
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well ima run it at my local strip when i get it runing right and see what ets i get but we only have a 1/8th track so im hoping 4 low 8s or high 7s.
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1985 and newer ford 5.0L engines were roller. As I stated above, you are not going to like the Summit camshaft kit with roller valve springs. Call me and let me know how many lobes get wiped out before you finally shut it down and pull the camshaft before you figure it out on your own. That camshaft kit won't work out for you on H.O. heads.
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i have a 70s block man lol with 80 5.0 heads so i think im in the good right?
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here is a better question how can u tell what valves are in the car to prevent any damage
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70's block with 1980 heads will be fine with the .471 lift cam from summit. I ran the dog crap outta mine for nearly two years before I sold the car.
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im just curious to kno how to check the valves seeing as i have a 5.0 car that was a 4cyl and im not sure what year the motor is
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your motor code is like right above ur oil pan i think it should be on ur passenger side to see what year and what its is man hope ive been a help.
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Thanks for ur help on my cam questions guys!
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