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Old 07-25-2011, 08:54 PM   #1
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Finally got it running good.it was overheating . Does anyone have a guess of what cam is in there?I bought the car from someone who bought it from someone etc.the motor supposedly has a lot if money in it.but you never know until you take it apart which I haven't done yet. .
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Finally got it running good.it was overheating . Does anyone have a guess of what cam is in there?I bought the car from someone who bought it from someone etc.the motor supposedly has a lot if money in it.but you never know until you take it apart which I haven't done yet.
Hard to tell just listening. Maybe an E303 or similar?
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Hard to tell just listening. Maybe an E303 or similar?
It was done on my phone.not the best quality.my guess was e303 also
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Sounds more like the b cam. The e cam isn't that choppy.
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Can I check the cam size by putting a dial indicator on top of the roller rock directly above the push rod? That should at least tell me the lift and then I could cross ref that to common cams
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Can I check the cam size by putting a dial indicator on top of the roller rock directly above the push rod? That should at least tell me the lift and then I could cross ref that to common cams
No, not with a hydraulic lifter and lobe lift is not the same as valve lift.
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No, not with a hydraulic lifter and lobe lift is not the same as valve lift.
Oic i thought that cams were rated in how much left lift they produce.is there any other way to check?
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Oic i thought that cams were rated in how much left lift they produce.is there any other way to check?
You have to check the lift of the lobe directly on the camshaft, which would entail removing the intake manifold and rocker arms, pushrods & lifters for one cylinder to gain access to the camshaft lobes.
Then you would have to set up a dial indicator through the lifter bore on the lobe and zero it out on the base circle of the camshaft lobe you wish to check. Once zeroed, rotate the engine in its normal direction and record the highest lift reading from the dial indicator. Multiply that reading by your rocker arm ratio and you will have the valve lift number.
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You have to check the lift of the lobe directly on the camshaft, which would entail removing the intake manifold and rocker arms, pushrods & lifters for one cylinder to gain access to the camshaft lobes.
Then you would have to set up a dial indicator through the lifter bore on the lobe and zero it out on the base circle of the camshaft lobe you wish to check. Once zeroed, rotate the engine in its normal direction and record the highest lift reading from the dial indicator. Multiply that reading by your rocker arm ratio and you will have the valve lift number.
Probably not worth the hassle.I know my motor is mildly built.but someone else built it so I don't exactly know what is in it.I appreciate the great advice and knowledge as always.
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Probably not worth the hassle.I know my motor is mildly built.but someone else built it so I don't exactly know what is in it.I appreciate the great advice and knowledge as always.
Not really worth it I agree.
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I put a gear drive in there today. pulled the numbers off of the cam gear and it is a b303 cam
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I put a gear drive in there today. pulled the numbers off of the cam gear and it is a b303 cam
Nice to know I can still tell the sound of a certain cam...lol

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It's a good N/A camshaft.
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Yeah, that was an excellent guess.The summit gear drive sounds great by the way.
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Yeah, that was an excellent guess.The summit gear drive sounds great by the way.
Is it loud or do you have the quieter one?
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Is it loud or do you have the quieter one?
Got the noisty one.I love the way they sound
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I had planned on getting one when I did my h/c/I swap but I didn't think I could handle the loudness. After I finished I realized they made quiet ones.
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I don't think the noisy summit one that I got is as noisy as a Pete Jackson or other top brands but its just right for me.
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That's cool, you need to post a vid up of it. The ones I heard damn near drowned out the exhaust.
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That's cool, you need to post a vid up of it. The ones I heard damn near drowned out the exhaust.
i made a video on my phone but it kinda distorts.ill try again and see if i can get it on here.
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That would be sweet.
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i made a video on my phone but it kinda distorts.ill try again and see if i can get it on here.
Cover the microphone with a small piece of foam.
That will help block out wind noises and other external sounds you don't want.
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Cover the microphone with a small piece of foam.
That will help block out wind noises and other external sounds you don't want.
thats a good idea.i recorded from further back and that helped to.
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hope this one is a little better.i tried trojans technique.
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A little too loud for me, but stills sounds good.
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Sounds good!
A little loud like 93slowstang says, but it is sitting in a garage too, so I'd expect it will quieten down a bit outside.
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I like it, I'm planning on doing the same to mine but with the quiet stuff, just because my wife isn't a fan of too much loud
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When your in the drivers seat and the hoods down you can only hear a little but I like the sound.
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Im pretty new to fords, do our cars not have knock sensors?
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No knock sensors on the 5.0.
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Im pretty new to fords, do our cars not have knock sensors?
The older Fox Body Mustangs do not have them.
From what I can find online, they started using them on Mustangs in 1995.
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The older Fox Body Mustangs do not have them.
From what I can find online, they started using them on Mustangs in 1995.
Not on the mustang sir, on the other 5.0 equipped vehicles though.
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Not on the mustang sir, on the other 5.0 equipped vehicles though.
That's weird, the auto parts warehouse lists them for the 95?


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I believe so, I know the 5.0 f150 has one, my buddy bought one for his 95 but found out he didn't have one on his car.
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Awesome! That leaves problem free usage for the gears then
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