Cam Installation & Advantage - MustangForums.com

Go Back  MustangForums.com > Ford Mustang Tech > General Tech
Reload this Page >

Cam Installation & Advantage

Notices
General Tech Ask model specific questions in the appropriate category below. All other general questions within.

Cam Installation & Advantage

Reply

 
 
 
Old 07-01-2005, 07:11 AM
  #1  
SmokeRicers
1st Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location:
Posts: 90
Default Cam Installation & Advantage

wassup guys i was just wonderin how much of an improvent cams are and how hARD it is ti install them? Thanx
SmokeRicers is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2005, 04:31 PM
  #2  
P Zero
5th Gear Member
 
P Zero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,986
Default RE: Cam Installation & Advantage

Cams are a good improvement, not too hard to install. Get a b303 motorsport cam and 1.72 rolloer rockers, it's a good combo with stock heads. Cams help your car BREATHE, so a cam is definitly a good investment.
P Zero is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2005, 01:56 AM
  #3  
luckythirteen13
6th Gear Member
 
luckythirteen13's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: las vegas, nv
Posts: 9,088
Default RE: Cam Installation & Advantage

if your going to do a cam, do yourself a favor and do heads at the same time. you have to tear the motor completely down to do a cam swap. the only thing on the top of the motor you dont take off to do the cam is the heads.

a cam is fairly easy to install. just time consumming. will help the motor breath a lot better
luckythirteen13 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2005, 12:01 PM
  #4  
stanglx2002
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location:
Posts: 5,205
Default RE: Cam Installation & Advantage


ORIGINAL: luckythirteen13

if your going to do a cam, do yourself a favor and do heads at the same time. you have to tear the motor completely down to do a cam swap. the only thing on the top of the motor you dont take off to do the cam is the heads.

a cam is fairly easy to install. just time consumming. will help the motor breath a lot better
i agree save up and do the heads and cam at the same time
stanglx2002 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2005, 12:12 PM
  #5  
GreyStang
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location:
Posts: 3,062
Default RE: Cam Installation & Advantage

Cams are a bit of a pain in the (_|_) to install cause you gotta tear down pretty much the whole topend, as well as pull the rad out just to give clearance to yank the thing out of the block. But yea it's a huge performance potential.

An cheap/poorer alternative (but still helps breathing) would be to install higher ratio rocker arms.
GreyStang is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2005, 09:56 PM
  #6  
luckythirteen13
6th Gear Member
 
luckythirteen13's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: las vegas, nv
Posts: 9,088
Default RE: Cam Installation & Advantage

greystang is right about the higher ratio RR but if you have stock heads, the higher ratio my kill the stock valve springs...so may a high lifting cam.
even if you dont do heads at the same time as a cam, at least put in a brand new timing chain. with an 88 stang, if you still have the orriginal timing chain in there, its long overdue for a change
luckythirteen13 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2005, 02:43 PM
  #7  
JD1969
Pro. B.S. caller outer
 
JD1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: IL
Posts: 9,644
Default RE: Cam Installation & Advantage

Most people don't realize that the cam in a 5.0 is actually pretty big for a stock cam, the heads are the problem on these motors the E7 just won't flow much, and no matter how big of a cam you put in the E7's will be the restriction. Look at the Factory Stock guys, they are going well into the 11's on a stock 5.0 cam, granted there are alot of top secret things done in the valve job and short block, but it goes to show a stock cam car can go good.
JD1969 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2005, 04:57 PM
  #8  
fordguy17
4th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 1,538
Default RE: Cam Installation & Advantage


ORIGINAL: JD1969

Most people don't realize that the cam in a 5.0 is actually pretty big for a stock cam, the heads are the problem on these motors the E7 just won't flow much, and no matter how big of a cam you put in the E7's will be the restriction. Look at the Factory Stock guys, they are going well into the 11's on a stock 5.0 cam, granted there are alot of top secret things done in the valve job and short block, but it goes to show a stock cam car can go good.
no joke. my car shakes at idle and i have the stock cam... i think.
[IMG][/IMG]
fordguy17 is offline  
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Luke9222
4.6L General Discussion
19
10-23-2015 12:55 AM
Ryan Fitzpatrick
New Member Area
3
09-14-2015 03:21 AM
mtgldr
S197 Handling Section
1
09-10-2015 10:43 PM
Dragonus18
4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang
8
09-09-2015 02:21 AM
Luke9222
New Member Area
7
09-04-2015 07:46 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Cam Installation & Advantage


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.