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Old 02-23-2011, 03:56 PM   #1
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Cam recommendations

I'm thinking about popping a cam in the motor before it goes in the fox. I've read all over that the B303 is old tech and don't bother with it.

So, I'm looking for suggestions on what kind of specs to look for in a cam. Here's some info to help with your recommendations:

Goal: Maintain the power band down low and not push it into the 4000+ range....while still getting a decent amount of lope....and try to find an off the shelf cam, not a custom grind.

Motor Specs: Stock 95 5.0 EFI. GT40 Upper/Lower, Stock heads (maaaaaybe ported...but assume stock).


I'm not looking to gain 100 hp out of the cam. I'm looking for something that will give me a little bump all the while giving me a good amount of thump in the idle.

I could just go B303 as it is a known entity as far as sound goes...but figured I would see what others would recommend.
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:58 PM   #2
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I had the trick flow stage 1. Pretty good cam. Great sound.
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I had the trick flow stage 1. Pretty good cam. Great sound.
ive been look'n at the trick flow stage one too.

im running an e-cam with 1.7rr


if i were you i would go the trick flow stage one bud. if you port the heads i would advise adding 24lbs injectors if you aren't already running them. with a adj fuel pressure regulator.
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Re: Cam recommendations

I have stock 95 5.0 injectors on it now. Not sure what came stock. I need to check the MAF I bought as well...can't remember if it was for 19 or 24 lb'ers.

I'll check into the TF stage 1....



Edit: Stupid noob 5.0 question....with the A9L computer, will I need a chip to throw a cam in the car?
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I have stock 95 5.0 injectors on it now. Not sure what came stock. I need to check the MAF I bought as well...can't remember if it was for 19 or 24 lb'ers.

I'll check into the TF stage 1....

Edit: Stupid noob 5.0 question....with the A9L computer, will I need a chip to throw a cam in the car?
Nope.
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Nope.
Good answer...I see you studied for this quiz...
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I found this out the hard way. Air flow is more important than compression ratio. 202 valves 62 64 cc's are fine. 56 58 cc's give no real advantage. It's all about airflow.
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Re: Cam recommendations

Will you be upgrading valve springs?
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Will you be upgrading valve springs?
Depends on if I need them or if they are recommended for the cam I run. Same with the rockers.

I'm in the battle of whether to just throw the motor in as is with just the tune up parts needed to get it running....or, since it's out, and it's waiting for a few months....do all the "power part" swapping now...

My choice changes several times hourly....
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I have stock 95 5.0 injectors on it now. Not sure what came stock. I need to check the MAF I bought as well...can't remember if it was for 19 or 24 lb'ers.

I'll check into the TF stage 1....



Edit: Stupid noob 5.0 question....with the A9L computer, will I need a chip to throw a cam in the car?
no chip.. you can use your stock mass air meter for your injectors too. it wont hold you back that much. also, im pretty sure your car has 19's on it. however, if you get an adjustable f.p.r. you may be able to make due with the 19lbs injectors. you can squeeze 23-24lbs of fuel out of 19lbs injectors. try not run more than 50psi of fuel through the injectors...
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Re: Cam recommendations

if you do a cam swap u should do valve springs, regardless of cam size. especialy if you go up a rocker size.... valve float sucks
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Re: Cam recommendations

While its all apart, change them now. Cheaper and easier.

If your going with 24 lb injectors, go a head and spend the money to have your heads ported and then go with the stage 2 trick flow cam.

1986-95 Mustang 5.0/5.8L Trick Flow "Track Max" Roller Camshaft, Stage 2 at LRS - Same Day Shipping!
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While its all apart, change them now. Cheaper and easier.

If your going with 24 lb injectors, go a head and spend the money to have your heads ported and then go with the stage 2 trick flow cam.

1986-95 Mustang 5.0/5.8L Trick Flow "Track Max" Roller Camshaft, Stage 2 at LRS - Same Day Shipping!
It's pretty cool and convenient that LRS is here.
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It's pretty cool and convenient that LRS is here.
Yeah, I've been stoked about the pick up since it was announced...most of my swap parts list spreadsheet was from them anyhow....
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Re: Cam recommendations

if i was there i would port the bowls and runners for you...good cheap h.p.
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Re: Cam recommendations

All I know is that I'm jealous of you starting you build soon. When we are done with our swaps we'll have to meet up fo sho
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I would recommend the Trick Flow stage 1 cam as well. Im running it in my car with the gt40 intake and ported heads. Mines 490 lift on intake and 510 on exhaust which I think is the stage 1. Either way I get really good drivability even when it's a little cold outside and it will idle for hours with no problems.

As for the mass airflow, I have the stock 19's in their now but with a bigger meter. What you can do is use the bigger meter from a 4.6 mustang and the 5.0 sensor will plug right in. I seem to get better throttle respond and slightly faster times at the track.
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Re: Cam recommendations

Personally, I'll never by another OTS cam again. Custom grinds are only ~100-150 bucks more. The cam is the one of the most vital pieces of your car when it comes to performance and drive-ability. I like my Comp Cams XE270-HR, but I know I could do better....

Check these guys out:

http://flowtechinduction.com/

If you really still want to go OTS, I'd recommend the Comp Xtreme Energy line (with upgraded springs) or maybe something like a Crane 2031. With stock heads, you're not going to want much more than that. I can't remember exactly at what lift the stock heads start tapering off in flow, but I do remember it being pretty damn low.
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