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Old 10-19-2001, 04:17 PM
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Has anyone used 252 , 260 High Energy Cam from Comp Cams?

I was wanting to know if anyone has used the Comp Cams. 252 or the 260 High Energy Cam in their 460? I was on their web-site looking around and these seemed like a decent choice of camshaft for a stock 460.

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Old 10-20-2001, 07:38 AM
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Has anyone used 252 , 260 High Energy Cam from Comp Cams?

I installed a Comp 268 cam in a 1978 F250 w/460 and it was too much cam for an auotmatic with a 3:55 rear gear...you'd just be getting into the powerband when the trans would shift. In high gear you'd need to be around 70-75 MPH to be in the low end of the powerband, which is faster than most of us normally drive. I would have been better off with the 260 cam. If you have a stick and a 4:11 gear with stock tire size than the 268 maybe the way to go. As far as the Comp 252 cam goes their catolouge recommends it for a "medium size engine" (300"-350"). Soooooooooooo I'd go with the 260. Deen

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Has anyone used 252 , 260 High Energy Cam from Comp Cams?

I've got a 268H in a F-150 with 3.25 gears and a C6 with a stock converter. It's just fine. My engine is no where near stock, but the power is there from idle to out past 5000. My C6 shifts when the tach hits about 5200 now. Because tachs lag a little, the engine is probably turning 5300-5350. Contrary to popular belief, you CAN adjust WOT shifts with an adjustable vacuum modulator. I did.
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Has anyone used 252 , 260 High Energy Cam from Comp Cams?

Thanks for the replies. I was thinking in the line of the 260 High Energy, from what I read on their site. Still would like to hear if anyone has used it.

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Has anyone used 252 , 260 High Energy Cam from Comp Cams?

had one in the "first" 460...it was ok, I mean I thought it was kind of dead all the way across the powerband, but that might've been because it was 7.9:1 compression. I guess it depends on what else has been done to the engine, like headers, intake, carb, compression ratio, etc, etc. If you havent figured it out, 460's love lots of cam/carb/big headers. There's a lot of cubic inches to feed, but if you have an otherwise stock engine, the 260 should be make pretty nice torque.
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Has anyone used 252 , 260 High Energy Cam from Comp Cams?

My best friends dad (a hardcore ford nut for sure ) ran the HE260 in a '73 429 in his '78 F-150. The engine was .040 over with flat tops (right at 9.0-1)...otherwise bone stock for a '73 429 other than the dual 2 1/4" exhaust. 2.75 gears, 235/75/15's, and a shift kit. Very smooth idle, instant throttle response, but it didnt feel much stronger than with the stock cam. It did get 2 mpg better economy though according to him.
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