Author Topic: cam choice help  (Read 2016 times)


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cam choice help
« on: August 17, 2009, 01:21:44 PM »
question for every one? i resently purchased a 1990 mustang gt aod all original it even had the catilac converter the only after market part was the mufflers flowmaster. I took it to the track and it ran a 16.8 at 82 mph car has 177k miles. so here is my question for you all that are more familiar with the process. i am installing right now pulleys long tube headers explorer upper and lower 65mm tb and 30 pound injectors with mass air meter. i am going to go with 410 gears and in about a year put some afr 185 heads on the car. but for now i want to put a cam the will work for now not great just good but will work great with the afr heads next year. Which cam should i go with???? I was thinking the com cam 282 i am also putting 1.6 rockers on the car... ANy feed back is greatly appriciated and sorry for the long story... ;D ;D


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Re: cam choice help
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2009, 10:15:10 PM »
are you going to pull the engine and have fresh rings and bearings and pistons (if necessary)installed?  What about a fresh oil pump?

Hopping up a high mileage engine is a good way to get to the rebuild stage in a hurry.  Right now you might be able to overhaul the short block without having to bore it oversized,   Few engines like more then an .030 boring and many don't like that.  Run it til it breaks and you will be replacing a block and a crank and possibly more.  That is okay, 5.0's are plentiful and relatively cheap, just know what you are in for.  Heck even a good (complete) gasket set these days will set you back nearly $200.00 bucks

Not to be a detractor her, you can do what you want, but it is far more economical in the long run to wait and do it all at once on a fresh engine.

With your mods in process you do need to update the timing chain.



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