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Old 04-05-2010, 12:16 PM   #1
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im going to be putting a new heads and cam in my car. i have trick flow heads for it but im not exactly sure on what kind of cam to get. i want a good street/strip cam. the engines stock, its got a 650 carb. hearders are stock at the moment but long tubes are going to replace them. i have 1.7 roller rockers from a previous car. id like to use them if possible. how do you know what size push rods to use?
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:54 PM   #3
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Yup, measure for them is the only correct way.
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:25 PM   #4
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what cam are you going with?
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im not sure. i was hoping you guys would have some good suggestions. i heard comp cams are good to go with, but im not sure on what one to get. what would you guys suggest?
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:11 PM   #6
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anyone have suggestion on which cam i should get? i dont really know too much about them
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:41 PM   #7
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call comp cams and talk to them about what you got thats the best way there number is 1-800-999-0853 i couldnt even give u guess
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Either go with a stage two cam from trick flow or a F303 either one is a good cam....
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dont get the f303 cam letter cams are garbage id call comp they will hook you up and you wont be disappointed
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personally, I'd call someone who specializes in cams that does alot of mustang specific grinds, such as www.flowtechinduction.com or www.camshaftinnovations.com
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