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Old 09-06-2008, 11:16 AM   #41
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excelent writeup...

can i still use my small shot of nitrous with this cams?
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Old 09-06-2008, 11:33 AM   #42
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thanks mx07gt

i'll let one of the nitrous gurus, answer that
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:16 PM   #43
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Nice write up for the cam install, I'm looking at throwing the same cams under the hood of my car, It will give me something to refer to.
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:16 PM   #44
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How long did the install take?
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:40 PM   #45
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GrnBullitt08, these cams are going to be
a nice compliment to your car.

i didn't do it all in one session, because
i had to wait for my cams (this allowed me
to get everything prepped and ready)....if i
were to do it all over again, it would probably take
me at least 5-6 hours

good luck with the project and let us know how
you like the new hot rod sound
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:56 PM   #46
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took me like 8-10 hours. I had never done anything like this before and went off of hammerons write up. Good luck!
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Old 10-12-2008, 07:55 AM   #47
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Thanks for the writeup hammeron..it was very useful in my cam install. You made it look so easy I had to try it myself
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:03 AM   #48
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hey that's great steve and i'm glad
you got that small issue resolved....

post a vid soon if you can

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Old 10-26-2008, 11:44 AM   #49
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How much does ford charge for the special tools and bolts... ??
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:54 AM   #50
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Johnboy,


303-1175 $90
303-1039 $147

cam sprocket bolts are $ 13.35 ea.
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:49 PM   #51
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Thanks Hammeron... damn thats expensive... lol I guess I'll just have to add that to the total...
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:29 PM   #52
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you are welcome johnboy, good luck
with the project and let us know how
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Old 10-30-2008, 01:33 PM   #53
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Hey hammeron how is evrything holding up,been on a while now. Did you ever decide to build or buy the lower engine? What Hp will these cams give you when you can crank up past the stock limits. I want to do the cams but I am still holding off to do a bunch at one time. Nice write up and good luck with it.
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Old 10-30-2008, 01:41 PM   #54
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hey how's it going ybnormal

everything is holding up fine, i'm still
undecided about the forged internals, but i
would love to try and pull it off some day.

part of me says what's the point in more
power and the other part just likes the idea
of forging and upping the boost to 12-14.

vcoat and/or mustanglouie could give you a
better idea on horse power, they made some
pretty nice numbers after their dyno tunes.

hope to see you in the cam crew someday
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ordered the ford tools this morning...

ordered the cams and bolts from a dealer nearby for $800

just one question before i start it though is that i noticed hammeron that you used a box wrench on the damper to keep it from moving. I'm gonna be doing this job solo so i was thinking maybe if you put it in drive and have the parking brake on maybe that would suffice to keep it from moving???? assuming there's not much slack in the drive train.
Hey when i did my UD pullies i had trouble breakin the dampner bolt because the engine kept turning. I put the car in 5th gear and it was really easy to break lose, i was very surprised. All that trouble trying to break the torque and with one simple shift i broke it in seconds. So that theory is fact, shift to 5th and the motor will not turn.
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Old 10-31-2008, 01:11 PM   #56
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Great write up.
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:24 PM   #57
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thanks 302svt, it's basically the service
manual procedure (step by step), with a few
pics, notes and comments thrown in by myself
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:48 PM   #58
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yes thanks hammeron! great write up. Makes me think i can do it myself. i want cams but am unsure as to if i can actually do this one myself
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thanks 07musclemustang, i understand about
being unsure about the job... you have to build
up a certain level of confidance, doing smaller
projects first, before tackling something like this.

doing cams is not for everybody and there's
nothing wrong with having a shop do them.

i haven't done a short throw shifter yet, because
it's a job that scares me for some reason....oh well
maybe someday i'll work up the nerve to do it...
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ha ha ha well i just swapped out my hurst for my pro 5.0 and love it btw.
I'll make you a deal ill do you shifter and change your oil if you help me with my cams????? I'll even buy the beer
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