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Old 05-23-2004, 10:24 AM
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Cam Question

I,ve been taking a closer look at my flathead V8 and found a few interesting things

1, I have a 4" stroke
2, I have adjustable lifters

I am wondering if I have a standard cam, I measured the valve lift and both inlet and exhaust are .310", Dose anyone know what the standard cam lift was
The engine was built in Canada model C1BA
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Old 05-23-2004, 06:32 PM
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I believe the Stock Ford cam for 49-53 was about .296.
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Old 05-24-2004, 05:28 PM
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If you have the timing cover off the engine. Look at the front of the camshaft. It should say EAB-A or 8BA-B. If it doesn't you don't have a stock ford camshaft. This only applys to the 49-53 engines.
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My '52, C1BA/8RT has a EAB-A cam, .328" lift. ...Terry
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Old 05-28-2004, 12:49 PM
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Thanks guys

I checked the cam and it's marked 8CM, maybe a Mercury cam ?

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Old 05-30-2004, 10:36 PM
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Yes that is a mercury cam. I forgot about this one. The other numbers I listed are for the Ford engine.
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